Just one week into shooting a new sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Legendary Pictures has halted the production and brought in a replacement for its directors after they were apparently unhappy with what they were seeing.
Andy and Ryan Tohill left the production, which was filming in Bulgaria, and Emmy-winning director and cinematographer and Texas native David Blue Garcia (Tejano) has been brought in as a replacement.
Everything the Tohills had already filmed has been dumped, and Garcia will be re-shooting from scratch according to Deadline.
The film is reportedly a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which introduced the world to the terrifying, cannibalistic Sawyer clan and Leatherface, the chainsaw-wielding, human-butchering hulk of a man who wore masks made from his victims’ own skin.
Audiences were ill-prepared for that original film whose final 20 minutes are still some of the most unsettling we’ve seen on film to this day.
Though details about the new film are sparse, it sounds as though they’re planning a retcon much in the way that Halloween 2018 operated which could be an interesting twist, wiping clean their bloodied slate to start fresh.
The film stars Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Moe Dunford (Vikings), and Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U).
iHorror will keep you posted on details about the upcoming sequel as they become available.