New ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Will Have “Old Man Leatherface”, Is Direct Sequel To Classic Film

Back in 2019, Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez was announced to be turning his attention a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Honestly, it was tough to get excited about considering the number of attempted remakes and sequels, including Leatherface just a few years ago. Well, here’s something that might make it a little more interesting to fans of the franchise, because it will have a direct connection to Tobe Hooper’s classic.

Alvarez told BloodyDisgusting that his new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film will be a direct sequel to Hooper’s 1974 horror classic. The film will be directed by David Blue Garcia from a Chris Devlin script. Garcia came aboard after the previous directors, the Tohill Bros., were fired just one week into shooting.

“It is a direct sequel, and it is the same character. It is old man Leatherface,” said Alvarez. “Everything is classic, old school gags. A lot of the approach that we had with ‘Evil Dead’ – never VFX, to do everything on camera. It’s a very old school approach to filmmaking. Vintage lenses… it’s very similar to the original film.”

Now, Alvarez’s Evil Dead wasn’t entirely successful, so there’s that. However, we’ve seen these direct sequels really work well lately, such as in the recent Halloween films.

Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Olwen Fouéré, Alice Krige, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope, and Jolyon Coy will star in the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which will take place 47 years after the original with a 60-year-old Leatherface. Maybe he attacks his victims with a crutch now?

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.