CHAINSAW PREQUEL COMING
Variety reports that New Line and Michael Bay?s Platinum Dunes company are going ahead with their prequel to the hit TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake. Sheldon Turner, who wrote Tapestry Films? in-development supernatural film THE RITUAL and did a polish on CHAINSAW scribe Scott Kosar?s script for the new AMITYVILLE HORROR redux, is scripting, with Bay, Mike Fleiss, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller producing. A director will be hired shortly. The trade reports that Dimension, which has a first-look deal with Platinum Dunes, tried to wrest the rights to do a CHAINSAW follow-up from New Line, even making a costly deal with original director Tobe Hooper and writer Kim Henkel and Robert Kuhn (who produced the Henkel-directed TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION). It cost New Line $3 million to retain the rights.
Courtesy of Fangoria