Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D carves out a 2012 release date

“I'm excited to reconceive this iconic horror classic,” says producer

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D has been given an official release date, with hack-happy serial killer Leatherface due to return to cinemas on 5 October 2012.

An update of Tobe Hooper’s seminal 1973 horror, this new Chainsaw Massacre is being directed by Takers' John Lussenhop and – yes – will be in 3D.

“I'm excited to reconceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy,” says producer Carl Mazzocone.

“Both John Luessenhop and I intend to deliver a new chapter derived from Tobe Hooper's 1973 masterpiece with the goal of making it as horrifying as the original, in 3D.”

Interestingly, Halloween 3D is due out just three weeks after Leatherface storms back onto the big screen, making 2012 a year for ‘70s horror revivals.

No plot details have been released for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D yet, though you can bet it will involve a lot of fresh young things getting served up for dinner courtesy of Leatherface and his nutty family.

Over the remake thing? Or intrigued by this one? Chuck us your thoughts below...

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    • Gav83

      Jul 4th 2011, 12:41

      Destined to be a steaming pile of dog sh!te. Enough with the remake/reboots/3D conversions already.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jul 4th 2011, 12:43

      in a nutshell, this will be s**t

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 4th 2011, 13:49

      “I'm excited to reconceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy,” First of all, no-one ENJOYS the TCM, they endure it...and secondly why would a new generation need a contempary version when they can download the original? (Its wrong but try telling THEM that). A new generation usually means the PG-13 crowd, which means its going to end up a barrel of arss gravy anyway. An exercise in futiltiy if ever there was one...

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