Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Dick Smith 1922-2014
The Godfather of Makeup has passed away
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 Adds New Cast
Glee's Harry Shum Jr. joins the martial arts sequel
Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson
In a biopic written by Terence Winter
Luke Wilson Heads For Meadowland
Joining Olivia Wilde
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 September 2013
Jeremy Irvine Finds The Reach
A new thriller with Michael Douglas
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Texas Chainsaw (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Takers (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Empire Star Rating
Pulse (2006)
Empire Star Rating
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Leatherface 3D Has A Director
Update: new writer also attached

26 April 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bloody Disgusting

submit to reddit

Update: With a director has come a new writer. Kirsten Elms, who wrote a TV movie called Banshee in 2006, along with the thriller Hair of the Dog, currently in development for F Gary Gray, has been brought in to "retool the script under the supervision of Luessenhop". News that she's bringing back Chop Top has been made up by us.

...

It's eighteen months since Twisted Pictures caught the Texas Chainsaw Massacre rights after Platinum Dunes dropped them. Since then the saw has been quietly idling, with rumblings of progress here and there, but Leatherface 3D has just revved fully into action with the announcement of its potential director, John Luessenhop.

There's still a suggestion in that old 3D/threequel-type moniker that this is a follow up to Marcus Nispel's 2003 remake and Jonathan Liebesman's 2006 prequel, but most indications seem to be that this is another scratch-starting reboot. Previous reports had the screenplay beginning immediately after Tobe Hooper's original before flashing forward 35 years, and there was an inkling of a plot involving a cult.

Stephen Susco (The Grudge) has had a hand in the writing, as have Deborah Sullivan and Adam Marcus. We wondered if Marcus might step behind the camera, since he previously wrote and directed a Friday 13th sequel (Jason Goes to Hell). Apparently not.

Luessenhop was the director of Takers, with Paul Walker, Matt Dillon and Idris Elba. Not a significant horror pedigree - Takers is a heist thriller - but Stephen King liked it enough to put it on his Top Ten of 2010. Nobody else was that enthusiastic.

Saw's Marc Burg is producing Leatherface 3D, we'd suspect with a Hallowe'en 2012 release in mind.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Premiere Report: Arthur
Brand and Mirren get it on
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

PLEASE NO MORE
i have not even seen the original and i have no desire too, i wish that they would stop with the pointless sequels and reboots of the series, they should leave it to rest. More

Posted by springersam91 at 21:03 on 27 April 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)