Like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, the latest installment in the franchise is yet another prequel exploring the blood-soaked origins of the iconic horror movie villain. As you can see in the first, long overdue trailer for Leatherface, this one features a scene in which the eponymous character’s mother (Lili Taylor) presents the famous weapon of choice to her son on his birthday before he even has a chance to enjoy some cake. You aren’t going to find a scene like that in the previous prequel, that’s for sure.
One of the more curious horror franchise offerings on the horizon is Leatherface, the upcoming prequel to the Texas Chainsaw franchise which ignores the previous Platinum Dunes prequel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) as well as last 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D. The first official poster for Leatherface teases the beginning of the masked killer’s reign of terror, though the film is still without a release date.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface continues to be an…interesting…project. French filmmaking duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury are taking a very different approach to the origin story of chainsaw-wielding villain Leatherface — much different from the pretty terrible Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Some of their choices have seemed a bit odd, but their latest casting decision is inarguably exciting: The Conjuring and Almost Human star Lili Taylor has joined the cast.
Another installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise didn’t seem very appealing, especially once we heard that the new film is a prequel. But that was only until French horror directing duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo came aboard, inspiring a healthy amount of optimism. The upcoming film is moving along quite nicely, and has just cast its most important role: that of the chainsaw-wielding psychopath, Leatherface.
There are a few certainties in this world, and the persistence of horror franchises is one of them. But every once in a while, they tend to surprise you. We reported a while back about 'Leatherface,' the upcoming prequel to last year's mediocre 'Texas Chainsaw 3D,' but now it's picked up a rather talented French directing duo, which makes this prequel pretty interesting all of a sudden.
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.'