Texas Chainsaw franchise has new owners

Here's a real shocker from the horror world - Twisted Pictures, the makers of the Saw films, are taking over responsibility for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies.

Variety reports that the standing per-film negotiation deal had fallen apart between rights holders Bob Kuhn and Kim Henkel (who wrote the original 1974 film with Tobe Hooper) and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company.

Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller had pumped out two films already, but now it's all change.

Yes, anyone who thought that the Dunes team did a bad job with the remake or prequel and should have the franchise ripped from their sweaty hands and given to someone else can now get happy. Unless you hate the Saw films, that is.

Twisted apparently plans to set the new movie in the present day and in 3D, with a script by The Grudge's Stephen Susco. There's no word on whether they'll go back for another crack at the origin of Leatherface and co.

But given the company's history with Jigsaw, we'd expect the chainsaw-toting redneck to crop up once a year for around 17 years from now on…

[Source: Variety ]

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