Takers director could helm 3D Texas Chainsaw Massacre

John Leussenhop in talks for reboot

Takers writer and director John Leussenhop is in talks to helm a new 3D Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Though the Texas Chainsaw franchise was rebooted in 2003 by Marcus Nispel (with a prequel following in 2006), it seems Lionsgate are keen to restart the series again with a grisly new 3D entry.

This re-reboot will “launch a new franchise featuring Leatherface and his family of cannibals”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Business as usual in Hollywood, then. That said, 3D can be effective in horror films if done right (The Final Destination, My Bloody Valentine).

Here, though, it just sort of sounds like an excuse to recycle old ideas in the hope of catching the coat tails of a profitable trend.

Unless Lionsgate are planning on turning the new adventures of Leatherface and his family into a messed up version of docu-soap The Hills. Which is definitely something the world needs to see.

Masscare? Or more? Do we need another reboot of the Massacre franchise? Drop us your thoughts below...


    • Hadouken76

      May 10th 2011, 16:27

      Dead horse meet whip, add docile studio chimps and you have your movie.

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    • ASmileSoDevious

      May 10th 2011, 23:33

      Scraping the barrel comes to mind.

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