One of the most prolific horror franchises in cinematic history is on its way back to the big screen. As first reported by Variety, Legendary Pictures signed Ryan and Andy Tohill to direct a reboot of the classic 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Best known for their work on 2018’s The Dig, the Tohills are no strangers to gritty, bloody filmmaking. In addition to their directing, the reboot will be penned by Chris Thomas Devlin (Cobweb). The film will be produced by Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues, known for their work on films like Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe.
In response to the creative team being announced, Alvarez revealed his excitement for the reboot. “The Tohill’s vision is exactly what the fans want,” Alvarez said. “It’s violent, exciting and so depraved that it will stay with you forever.”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is the eighth highest-grossing horror film series domestically, with a combined gross of $304.6 million. The films focus on serial killer Leatherface and his killing spree. Sequels and spinoffs have been done before. In fact, producer Michael Bay relaunched the series in 2003 and included A-list actors like Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger.
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