'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Prequel Is Officially Called 'Leatherface'

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Fans of last year's 'Texas Chainsaw' reboot/sequel will be happy to know that there is another installment on the way, but this time it's a prequel. And since it will focus on the origins of the most famous face in the franchise, it's been given the creative title of 'Leatherface.'

Yes, we've already seen a 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' prequel -- in case you wiped it from your memory, it was called 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,' and it came out eight years ago (which is like 24 in movie years). The Wrap reports that up and coming writer Seth M. Sherwood has been tapped to write the script for the new film, which will explore the origins of one of our most famous movie murderers.

Since the film will take place in the 70s, it's not known if Alexandra Daddario, the star of last year's reboot, will make a return -- unless they use some sort of bookend narrative device in which ol' Leatherface recounts his humble beginnings to his cousin over a few cups of tea.

'Leatherface' will begin production later this year, and a director should be announced shortly. While you haven't likely heard of writer Seth M. Sherwood, he does have some projects currently in development, including a supernatural film over at Blumhouse, which brought us horror flicks like the 'Paranormal Activity' series, 'Insidious,' and 'Sinister.'

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