Leatherface is one of the most-known horror icons of all-time. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a horror gem that is something I still revisit yearly. I also actually kind of liked the remake and its prequel, but we can save that discussion for another time.
What you need to know is that Lionsgate grabbed the rights from New Line Cinema not too long ago and they’ve decided to make a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper‘s original film, disregarding every other Chainsaw film. Here’s a brief synopsis:
A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-yielding killer is part of the reward.
We now have our first look at the poster for the film (see above) and it reveals the many faces of Leatherface, while also dropping the word Massacre from the title. I wonder if Lionsgate is simply trying to separate themselves from the previous films or if they want to give you the most generic 3D-friendly title possible?
At least we know the film is rated-R… right?
Texas Chainsaw 3D opens in January.