'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' to start production in June

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How much does Lionsgate studio like movies with “saw” in the title? A lot. The company, which brought us seven Saw movies, has now set out plans to relaunch the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise in partnership with Nu Image. Lionsgate has struck a deal to make up to six sequels to Tobe Hooper’s infamous 1974 original, in which a group of friends fall foul of a cannibal family.

The first of the new movies is called The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and is set to commence production in June. Takers director John Luessenhop is in talks to direct.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has already inspired several spin-off movies which have frequently been starry affairs — if only, at times, in retrospect. Tobe Hooper himself directed 1986’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which featured the late Dennis Hopper. A young Viggo Mortensen starred in 1990’s Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III while RenĂ©e Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey graced 1994’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation with their pre-fame presences. In 2003, Michael Bay produced a remake of Hooper’s classic starring Jessica Biel which, in turn, spawned a 2006 prequel that boasted the talents of future White Collar star Matt Bomer.

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  • Mike

    Wonder if this will continue from the latest reboot, or be yet another reboot of the series?

  • Monty

    I have been pretty tolerant of all the reboots, but now its a reboot of a reboot…how about a new story using 3D chainsaws?

  • Mike S.

    I’m sorry, nothing against 3D, but is there REALLY a reason to redo or remake a new vision of The Texas Chainsaw massacre? Please please please stop this.

    • Harrison

      I agree! we dont need another remake! the remakes of friday the 13th & nightmare on elm st. were awfull!!! scream is awfull & so is saw

      • Flip

        Phuck you, Scream was awesome.

  • tigger851

    3D sux! but bring on leatherface!

  • derf

    i thought the last two were quite good for horror films, hope this is up to par

  • Jay

    Another reboot. In 3-D. Sigh.

  • EDDorDEAD

    Scream 5 & 6 PLEASE!!!!

    • Flip

      Word. Just as long as Sid and Gale survive and are not the killer(s).

  • Harrison

    Why??? Why are the remaking the classic horror movies? Stop,hollywood has run out of ideas!

  • Jo

    what’s wrong with REMAKE? i think it’s for the good of the YOUNG horror moviegoers. They should do it. Excited.

    • Tony

      The problem is….they just rebooted this franchise….i mean, what modern generation is this for? 5 year olds?

  • Lara

    Hoolywood is bankrupt of good ideas. Who needs another re-re-reboot?

  • jason stanton

    i would like to see other remake movies of texas chainsaw massacre 3d.. i hope it will be good one.

  • Casey

    Who are these new people….bring back the first and only TCM……Leatherface,Grandpa….

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