The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is one that has gone in some pretty strange directions over the years, from unrelated sequels to a remake, a remake prequel to a sequel that threw all remake continuity out the window. What’s next, you ask? Well, things are about to get even weirder…
Bloody Disgusting reports today that their sources indicate the next film in the franchise will be a prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre/Texas Chainsaw 3D, telling an aspect of the Leatherface story that hasn’t yet been told; his teenage years.
The website has been notified that an unidentified writer is currently penning the screenplay for Lionsgate, though that’s all we know at the moment.
I’m one of the few horror fans who actually enjoyed Texas Chainsaw 3D, and I’d personally much prefer to see a sequel to that film. Delving into Leatherface’s teenage years seems pretty damn pointless to me, and doing so would really only further confuse the already muddled landscape of the series.
But hey, this is Hollywood, so I can’t say that I’ m surprised.
If you’re interested in Leatherface’s early years, be sure to check out the concept short The Best There Ever Was, which was recently made by fan Derek Cole. It’s surprisingly well done, and if a Chainsaw prequel is necessary, I wouldn’t mind seeing Cole at the helm.
It’s only a few minutes long, so give it a watch, when you’ve got some time to spare!