The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is like Whac-A-Mole. Just when we thought the ill-conceived Leatherface had put the brakes on attempts at prequalizing, sequelizing, and rebooting the series for a beat, another project has popped up. Ryan and Andy Tohill (The Dig) have closed a deal with Legendary Entertainment to (re)reimagine Tobe Hooper’s 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Chris Thomas Devlin will pen the script with Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead 2013) and Rodolfo Sayagues set to produce, reports Variety.
Do we need another reboot? Certainly not. New Line released a crowd-pleasing reimagining in 2003. But will I watch it? Probably. And as long as people keep turning out at the box office, we will continue to see an onslaught of remakes, reboots, spiritual sequels, prequels, and the like.
The 1974 original follows a group of friends driving through Texas who make the fateful decision to pick up a hitchhiker. In doing so, they veer off course and cross paths with a clan of blood-thirsty cannibals.
As far as where the reboot will take the story, Legendary is keeping that under wraps. But we will update you as soon as we have more to report!