Well, here we go again…
We’re heading back to Texas to be chased with chainsaws again, folks. Yes, a new poster for the horror movie Leatherface has arrived and, while it’s a nice bit of work, it’s hard to be excited.
A prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which will explore the origins of the horror icon in the 1970s, the story will begin with the Leatherface character in his teenage years. He resides in a mental institution until he joins a pack of fellow patients who all break out and go on the run from the authorities. The film will mark the eighth overall entry in the franchise, which currently includes, in addition to Tobe Hooper’s original, three sequels, a remake, a prequel to the remake and a modern-day “direct sequel.”
Directed by acclaimed French filmmaking duo Julian Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livid) from a script penned by Seth M. Sherwood, the film stars Stephen Dorff (Blade), Vanessa Grasse (Roboshark), Sam Strike (“EastEnders”) and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring).
Leatherface is expected for release in the U.S. sometime in 2016.