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Writer & Directors Tapped For Texas Chain Saw Massacre Reboot From Fede Alvarez

February 7, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Fede Alvarez-produced reboot of Texas Chain Saw Massacre now has a writer and directors. Variety reports that the new take on the 1974 horror classic will be written by Chris Thomas Devlin (Cobweb) and helmed by Ryan and Andy Tohill (The Dig).

The film is set to be produced by Alvarez, who is known for his reboot of Evil Dead and the 2016 home invasion-with-a-twist film Don’t Breathe. Alvarez is producing alongside his Bad Hombre partner Rodolfo Sayagues, with Legendary backing the film.

“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 franchise has seen a long series of sequels over the years, as well as a rebooted take in 2003 through Platinum Dunes that saw a sequel. 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D served as a direct sequel to the first film and ignored the events of the sequels, while 2017’s Leatherface, the most recent film, was a prequel.

The site notes that Legendary is hoping to kickstart a new franchise relaunch with this latest take.