Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D sequel re-imagining franchise reboot
"What!?" I hear you cry? Well that's what's happening. The sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or perhaps the sequel to the reboot/re-imagining of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is to receive a reboot/re-imagining.
You with me? Let me try and make things simpler. According to the report a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, of course in 3D, is going to be made and it follows on from where the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre finished, presumably ignoring all the sequels, remakes and re-imaginings to date.
There seems to be some implication that by going back to a sequel following directly on from the original film and bypassing the two original sequels from 1986 and 1990, the remake/sequel/reboot attempt from 1994 which according to one star she was never in, the remake of the original in 2003, and the prequel to the 2003 remake of the original in 2006.
It is all a tad confusing, but the good news is that with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D they are going back to the original and it sounds like it's a genuine attempt to do something new and reverential to the original, isn't it?
Variety report that Alexandra Daddario is set to be the female lead of the film if her final negotiations come through, Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan are writing and John Luessenhop is directing, it'll be in 3D, and the producers are hoping that this will be the start of a new franchise for the killer Leatherface.
Sounds like they're just redoing the story with a new young and sexy team of fresh kills, much like they've done in most of the follow-up films above, successful or not.
Is it just me or is this franchise becoming a little bit of a joke? I mean I'm losing track of which film follows which and how they're connected anymore. Mind you, one thing remains true, the original is still a cult classic horror film and no amount of remaking, re-imaginging, re-booting or re-franchising is going to mess with that.