This is your fault, America.
With the (apparently successful) release of the seventh and final Saw film this weekend, the suits at Twisted Pictures are looking for something else to keep them busy. Realizing that they’ve spent the last 6 years making a metric fuckton of money by coasting on an established property and letting any sort of original, creative muscle they share between them become atrophied, they’ve remembered “OH YEAH – we were gonna make that sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
But they’ve done more than remember – they’ve brought on some new talent. Former Chewer Russ Fischer over at SlashFilm tells us that they’ve brought on new writers Adam Marcus (who directed Jason Goes to Hell) and Debra Sullivan (who worked with Marcus on Conspiracy). Producer Marcus Burg says the script will still follow their original plan, saying “It’s 35 years later, there’s a relative going back. Why is he going back? I don’t want to set it in a dusty town. How do we make it more urban but keep that feel. There will be some relatives, some new people. There’s still the subtext of ‘are they eating these people?’ The whole idea of cannibalism, we’re bringing it back.”
SIGH. Even with Hooper’s rumored involvement, this is still ridiculous. The Platinum Dunes guys did a decent-enough job with their remake and even if this is supposedly a straight-up sequel, what the fuck else can be done? Looks like we’re gonna find out.