writer and director John Leussenhop is in talks to helm a new 3D
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
franchise was rebooted in 2003 by Marcus Nispel (with a prequel following in 2006), it seems Lionsgate are keen to restart the series again with a grisly new 3D entry.
This re-reboot will “launch a new franchise featuring Leatherface and his family of cannibals”, according to
The Hollywood Reporter
Business as usual in Hollywood, then. That said, 3D can be effective in horror films if done right (
The Final Destination, My Bloody Valentine
Here, though, it just sort of sounds like an excuse to recycle old ideas in the hope of catching the coat tails of a profitable trend.
Unless Lionsgate are planning on turning the new adventures of Leatherface and his family into a messed up version of docu-soap
. Which is definitely something the world needs to see.