Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D carves out a 2012 release date

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D has been given an official release date, with hack-happy serial killer Leatherface due to return to cinemas on 5 October 2012.

An update of Tobe Hooper’s seminal 1973 horror, this new Chainsaw Massacre is being directed by Taker s' John Lussenhop and – yes – will be in 3D.

“I'm excited to reconceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy,” says producer Carl Mazzocone.

“Both John Luessenhop and I intend to deliver a new chapter derived from Tobe Hooper's 1973 masterpiece with the goal of making it as horrifying as the original, in 3D.”

Interestingly, Halloween 3D is due out just three weeks after Leatherface storms back onto the big screen, making 2012 a year for ‘70s horror revivals.

No plot details have been released for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D yet, though you can bet it will involve a lot of fresh young things getting served up for dinner courtesy of Leatherface and his nutty family.

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