Despite some production wobbles – including replacing the original directors and seeing its release switched from a cinematic plan to a home on Netflix – the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre is headed to screens next year, and the first photos are online.
With Don’t Breathe duo Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues (who also worked on horror sequel/reboot *Evil Dead* back in 2013) as producers, David Blue Garcia is in the director’s chair here, working from a script by Chris Thomas Devlin.
Here’s the basic story for this one: Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents — including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who is hell-bent on seeking revenge.
Mark Burnham takes over the iconic mask and weapon here from the late Gunnar Hansen, and we’re promised more of a legacy sequel in the style of David Gordon Green‘s Halloween – catching up with the story in the present day and wiping much of the previous canon clean beyond the first (while cherry picking elements of at least one other movie).
Netflix will put this one out on 18 February.