I’m actually kind of shocked that Lionsgate’s revival of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, dubbed Texas Chainsaw 3D, opened at number one this past weekend. I know horror films in January usually do well, but I didn’t really expect this one to make much of an impact. It opened with an estimated $23 million, which is great if you compare it to the recent remake (and its prequel).
The rumored budget for this one is low, so it’s already making a profit from here on out.
A sequel has been confirmed, plus it’s worth noting that Lionsgate could turn this into a series and make six more films!
Here’s a quote worth reading:
Bloody Disgusting has heard through the grapevine on various occasions that the producers behind Texas Chainsaw 3D had acquired the rights to make up to 7 more films (including this one), and that this Leatherface adventure is the beginning of an entire new franchise at Lionsgate.
I’m not sure how they could stretch this out that far, but I’d be willing to give it a go as long as this means no more Paranormal Activity films!
I was one of the rare people that actually enjoyed this direct sequel to Tobe Hooper‘s original. Read my review and drop a comment below with your thoughts on the possibility of an entirely new Texas Chainsaw series.
Source : Bloody-Disgusting