A couple weeks back, rumors began circulating around the horror community that a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film was in the works, reportedly telling the as yet untold teenage prequel tale of Leatherface. Today, those rumors have been confirmed, and a writer has come on board the project.
The Wrap reports that Seth M. Sherwood has been hired to write a prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which at the moment has the simple title Leatherface attached to it. Though plot details are being kept under wraps at the moment, the latest installment in the franchise is reportedly going to delve into the chainsaw-wielding monster’s early years.
As we mentioned when the rumors started, this prequel only serves to further confuse the franchise, which has been filled with oddball and mostly unconnected sequels (one of which was titled Leatherface), a remake, a prequel to that remake and then a sequel to the original film. Now, that sequel is getting a prequel of its own, which also makes it a prequel to Hooper’s original, and… ah, forget it. I don’t even know anymore.
It’s not that I’m against the film, and I fully support any project that brings Leatherface back to the big screen, but good lord is the Chainsaw franchise a mess!
*Pictured up top is baby Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – the remake’s prequel. Seemed fitting.