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Being a teenager isn't usually all it's cracked up to be, especially if you're a serial killer in the making. It definitely didn't get better for the chainsaw-wielding maniac at the center of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" franchise, and we'll find out why in an upcoming prequel, appropriately titled "Leatherface."
What kind of unspeakable horrors happened in this chubby cannibal's childhood home? We can only picture what his parents must have packed in his lunchbox, and the sort of devastating social interactions that would have occurred in the cafeteria every day. We've gotten a glimpse of Leatherface's unmasked face before, and it was not pleasant; just imagine adding pimples to the mix. Then again, chances are slim 'lil Leatherface was even allowed to go to school.
Newcomer Seth M. Sherwood is writing the script, which is described as "an origin story that follows Leatherface's early years in the 1970s." 2013's »
- Jenni Miller
Earlier this month, we brought you word that Texas Chainsaw‘s next installment might not be a direct sequel to 2013′s Texas Chainsaw 3D. Instead, Millenium Films was said to be mulling over a prequel centering on a teenage Leatherface. At the time, a writer was said to be in talks to pen a script for the project. Now, for better or worse, it’s been confirmed that the prequel, simply titled Leatherface, is up next for the franchise and will feature a script from Seth M. Sherwood.
Little is known with regard to the specifics of the plot, though Leatherface is said to be a ’70s-set origin story which will take place before Tobe Hooper’s original film. As such, it’s unlikely that Texas Chainsaw 3D star Alexandra Daddario, originally expected to become the series’ new lead actress after that film, will be returning outside of a possible cameo appearance. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Just when you thought there was not a chance of seeing a franchise get destroyed any further, we now have an official title and a screenwriter for the next installment/reboot of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Following last year's lackluster Texas Chainsaw 3D starring the gorgeous Alexandra Daddario, a prequel has been developed that will be simply titled Leatherface. Like 2006's prequel/sequel The Beginning, Leatherface will go back to the origins of the chainsaw wielding psychopath with a »
- Alex Maidy
Texas Chainsaw 3D was met with a mostly negative response when it opened early last year, but it did still manage to more than double its $20 million budget. Millennium Films are now going to take another stab at relaunching the franchise, this time with a prequel set before Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 film.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is rightly considered a horror classic, so how well another movie closely tied to the original will be received by longtime fans remains to be seen.
Plot details are sparse right now, but Leatherface (as it is currently being called) will take place in the 1970s and will serve as an origin story of sorts as we learn more about the iconic killer’s teenage years.
Seth M. Sherwood is writing the Texas Chainsaw prequel, and a director is expected to be announced within the next few weeks. Sherwood has a number of horror »
- Josh Wilding
Writer Seth M Sherwood has signed on for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.
The up-and-coming Interstate 5 screenwriter will work on Leatherface for Millennium Films, reports The Wrap.
Details of the prequel to the 1974 horror classic remain under wraps.
It is expected to serve as an origin story for the titular masked killer set in the early '70s.
Leatherface will be the eighth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. »
Last Month, it was rumored that this proposed prequel will focus on the iconic killer's teenage years. The Wrap is confirming that to be true, though no further details have been released as Millennium Films keeps the plot under wraps. It's believed that Leatherface will be an origin story, which shows how the chainsaw wielding mad man came of age in the 1970s.
Alexandra Daddario, who starred as Leatherface's long-lost cousin in Texas Chainsaw 3D, was originally set to return for a true sequel to that 2013 movie, which claimed to be the 'real' continuation of the very first The Texas Chainsaw Massacre released in 1974. Because of this new iteration's timeline, it is not known if she is still going to appear, though its unlikely that she »
Rebooted in 2003 and then rebooted again in 2013, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" continues its legacy as a landmark horror movie delivering increasingly diminished returns. Despite audiences having been subjected to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" in 2006, another prequel movie is in development, evidently due to the fact that the sound of chainsaws at eardrum-shredding levels in cinemas never gets old. The Wrap reports that "Leatherface" is now in the works. Get this, it's an origin story, set in the 1970s! Truly groundbreaking! Seth M. Sherwood will pen the script for the Millenium Films production, with the story said to take place a few years before Tobe Hooper's movie. So we're not betting on Alexandra Daddario and her crew from last year's 3D version re-emerging here. Although, world building is now all the rage, so who knows. No director attached yet, but with the original film celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Up-and-coming genre scribe Seth M. Sherwood has been hired to write a prequel to the original 1974 horror classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” titled simply “Leatherface,” an individual familiar with the Millennium Films project has told TheWrap. Official plot details are being kept under wraps, though the new film is expected to serve as an origin story that follows Leatherface's early years in the 1970s. Alexandra Daddario starred in last year's “Texas Chainsaw” movie as Leatherface's long-lost cousin, but it's currently unclear whether she would return, given the bloody timeline of the series. If she does, it would likely be a. »
- Jeff Sneider
You just can’t keep a good psycho killer down. Even though 2013′s Texas Chainsaw 3D opened to paltry reviews and smaller box office numbers than 2003′s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the slasher reboot did well enough to get sequel talk started quickly. Now, a year after Texas Chainsaw 3D, we still knew very little about whether Millenium Films is actually working to bring us another installment – until yesterday.
Bloody Disgusting was very recently tipped off by an anonymous source that Lionsgate is back in talks to bring the next installment of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to theaters. However, the movie that Bloody Disgusting has heard about isn’t a direct sequel to last year’s reboot, despite that entry ending on a cliffhanger and setting up brand new family dynamics.
Instead, the site reports that an unidentified writer is in talks to pen a script that centers on Leatherface’s “teenage years. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Remember Snakes On A Plane? The movie whose ridiculousness was picked up on mid-production and which became a fleeting sensation across the internet? The studio ended up altering dialogue in order to please the growing number of fans for a film that hadn’t come out yet. When it did, the box office underwhelmed. However, SyFy have found a more effective way of launching Grade A garbage on the small screen, as the premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One garnered 3.9 million viewers, the most the channel has ever had for an original feature. Can a story about a freak weather condition chock full of sharks be called original? Thinking about it, I guess it could!
Starring The Big Lebowski’s Tara Reid, the sequel also drew blood on social media, with 581,000 Tweets under its dorsal fin. Celebrities weighed in on the subject, consolidating the franchise as a true phenomenon. »
- Steve Palace
The long-running Leatherface horror franchise got an update last year with Millennium Films' Texas Chainsaw 3D, which starred Alexandra Daddario as the daughter of Loretta Sawyer, and the cousin of Leatherface (Dan Yeager) himself. Back in January 2013, we reported that a sequel isn't in development, though Bloody-Disgusting claims that a prequel is moving forward instead, which may explore Leatherface's teenage years.
The production company is currently in talks with an unidentified screenwriter for this project, which will actually be a sequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 original classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a prequel to last year's Texas Chainsaw 3D, which means that Dan Yeager and the rest of the Texas Chainsaw 3D cast will not be featured. That would also mean that Leatherface is also a teenager in the original? Which doesn't make sense, since he is clerly a forty-year-old man. Maybe this new prequel will provide flashbacks? »
Well, this is certainly odd news. According to a source at Bloody Disgusting, the next movie in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise will be a prequel and focus on Leatherface’s formative years as a teenager.
Maybe we’ll find out if he ever went to prom.
From Bloody Disgusting:
“As you may recall, Texas Chainsaw 3D, released on January 21, 2013, followed a young woman who travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward (and her family). The film set up Alexandra Daddario as the daughter of Loretta Sawyer and Leatherface’s (played by Dan Yeager) long-lost cousin.
While TC3D ended with a cliffhanger, setting up a sequel and new family dynamics, we’re being told that an unidentified writer is rumored to be in talks to pen Leatherface’s “teenage years”. This would mean »
- Luke Owen
The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.
Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson
Starring Holger Andersson, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Toronto unveiled their first wave of titles on Tuesday, and today it's Venice's turn, with the festival revealing what they'll be unspooling on the Lido. And as usual, it's an auteur heavy selection, but even we weren't expecting American horror legend Joe Dante to be given a slot. But it's a pleasant surprise. Indeed, his upcoming "Burying The Ex" has nabbed an Out Of Competition slot. The horror comedy stars Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper, and it sounds like it'll be something a bit off the beaten path for those in Venice. Here's the official synopsis: Burying The Ex is an outrageous horror-comedy in which a young man's romance with his dream girl takes an unexpected turn when his dead ex-girlfriend rises from the grave... and thinks they are still dating! Below you'll find new photos, and a 5-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for Canal+ with interviews with Dante, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Rome – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a promising lineup of fresh fare from around the world set to unspool at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with a rigorous focus on quality, discovery and diversity, likely to reveal some under-the-radar awards-season contenders and also bolster the Lido’s status as a global launching pad for prime auteur pics.
The robust U.S. contingent, largely from the indies, comprises new works from David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Joe Dante, James Franco, Barry Levinson, Michael Almereyda, and Ami Canaan Mann.
As is customary at Venice, new works from name global auteurs, including Fatih Akin, Xavier Beauvois, Abel Ferrara, Andrei Konchalovsky, Shinya Tsukamoto, Amos Gitai, and Moshen Makhmalbaf, will play alongside pics by lesser-known helmers.
At a packed presser at Rome’s Hotel St.Regis Venice topper Alberto Barbera noted that “our job is more complex, more painful, because »
- Nick Vivarelli
Emmy winner and eight-time nominee Woody Harrelson reenters the derby as a Best Drama Actor nominee for his portrayal of Detective Marty Hart in HBO's "True Detective." -Break- Not so fast, 'Breaking Bad': 'True Detective' may crush you at the Emmys Synopsis: In Harrelson's submitted episode, "The Locked Room," Marty Hart continues working with his partner, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), on the Dora Lange murder case, which engulfs him to the point of affecting his family life. His young daughter is acting out by creating a series of inappropriate drawings and showing them to her classmates. Then his wife, Maggie (Michelle Monaghan), calls him out on neglecting his home life, and he breaks down. Later, Marty takes Maggie out for a double date with her friend, whom she's set up with Rust. During the date, Marty spots his mistress, Lisa (Alexandra Daddario), out with another guy. They argue at t. »
Warning: This article contains Us-pace spoilers for Game of Thrones that some readers may prefer to avoid.
Seriously: Do not read on if you haven't watched 'The Children' yet - or you only have yourself to blame!
"Once a cheater, always a cheater!" - Rachel Karen Green, September 25, 1997
We might live in the age of the TV anti-hero - with theft, deception and even murder often considered par for the course for our protagonists - but one sin that remains simply beyond the pale on television is cheating.
So while Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) was hit hard when his beloved Shae (Sibel Kekilli) betrayed him at his trial, the revelation that she'd been sleeping with his father Tywin (Charles Dance) - the lusty lion - was on a whole other level.
With her worst secret exposed in last night's Game of Thrones season four finale, Shae joins the dubious ranks »
Even though the movie is set in California, nearly all of it is being shot in Australia. Johnson portrays a copter pilot who rescues his daughter in San Francisco, where less than a week of shooting is taking place — mostly “plate” shots to establish location.
Brad Peyton is directing from a script by “The Conjuring” scribes Carey and Chad Hayes, with a previous draft written by Carlton Cuse. Beau Flynn is producing through his FlynnPictureCo. along with Village Roadshow.
- Dave McNary
Pop star and sometime actress Kylie Minogue is joining Brad Peyton's disaster epic San Andreas. The 3D earthquake movie already has a sexy cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Alexandra Daddario. The sheer amount of bewbage in this cast is mind boggling as is the concept that the shifting of the titular fault will cause some major jiggling. San Andreas is currently filming in Australia where Minogue is from. It is unknown what her role in the film will be but there is a »
- Alex Maidy
It’s been shooting in Australia for weeks already, but director Brad Peyton and the team behind earthquake action adventure San Andreas have only now seen fit to announce that Kylie Minogue is joining the film.San Andreas already features Dwayne Johnson as a special-ops fire rescue operative who must team up with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to make the dangerous trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) when a massive earthquake rocks California.Minogue, who has pulled back from her acting career in recent years to focus on music (and to be a judge on the UK version of The Voice), still makes time for the occasional movie, and was last seen on the big screen in the barnstormingly good, utterly baffling Holy Motors. Details about her role in San Andreas have yet to be released, but we do know she’s joining »
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