If you thought the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise would see redemption one day, you were wrong. According to Variety, Leatherface has a new home and it’s with Twisted Pictures. They’re the same geniuses behind the long running Saw franchise, and now they’ve got their hands on one of cinema’s biggest horror icons.
Twisted Pictures is in talks to partner with Lionsgate to get their hands on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. The studio previously handled the distribution for all the Saw films including the sixth installment, which will hit theaters on October 23rd. Like most horror films these days, Twisted Pictures wants to modernize the Chainsaw franchise, by lacing it with 3-D technology.
The film was originally set for a per film production deal with Michael Bay‘s company Platinum Dunes but negotiations balked, and Twisted Pictures stepped in. If this is any indication of what the future will hold for the horror genre count me out. Platinum Dunes may have missed out on Leatherface, but they still got their hands on Jason Voorhies and Freddy Krueger with their franchise reboots. What happened to originality?
What do you think of Twisted Pictures taking over the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series?