You can’t keep a good Texan down no matter how many horrible sequels and reboots you throw him in! Legendary Pictures has launched a new website for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot, which is set to arrive next year.
The first poster for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot has been revealed. The poster was revealed as part of a tie in with the upcoming Call of Duty The Haunting of Verdansk” seasonal event, which features Leatherface. Legendary Pictures is currently in the process of bringing back the iconic franchise, with a new installment kicking off filming over the summer. Things got off to a bumpy start with an unexpected director change right off the bat. But things seem to be on track now as Legendary Pictures has launched an official website for the movie, which also brings with it a new poster, heralding the return of Leatherface.
Legendary’s website, when visited, slowly reveals the new poster. A colorful yet bleak version of Leatherface’s iconic skin mask appears against a black background. There is also some text at the bottom that helps set up the connection between the reboot and director Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The cast includes Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Mark Burnham (Wrong Cops), Moe Dunford (The Dig), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy), Alice Krige (Star Trek), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Nell Hudson (Victoria), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat), Sam Douglas (Snatch), William Hope (Dark Shadows) and Jolyon Coy (War & Peace). Fede Alvarez of Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead fame is on board as a producer.
The franchise took a bit of a nose dive after the Michael directed reboot that starred Jessica Biel in 2003. 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D was a complete abortion and the direct to PVOD Leatherface from 2017 might have been seen by maybe 10 people at this point. A reboot is just what this dark and twisted franchise needs.