Dammit. There’s nothing worse for me than having to say that I may have been wrong about something. A few months back, I did a post about the news of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, cleverly titled Leatherface, being developed and I pretty much raked it over the coals. And then the director (or should I say directors) were announced last week. Gulp.
It looks as though Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have signed on to direct Leatherface. Why is that gulp-inducing news? Because the French team directed one of my favorite and one of the most jaw-dropping horror movies I’ve ever seen called Inside back in 2007. Not only that, but I also dug their artistic take on the vampire genre called Livid in 2011. So what does all of this mean? It means that Leatherface is in good hands and you can proceed to get your hopes up now!
Granted, we still are going to have to relive teenage Leatherface in the 70’s, complete with acne and awkward voice changes – but I honestly feel that if anyone can make this work, it’s this directing duo. Cross your fingers for a minimum amount of studio involvement. And also cross your fingers that Renee Zellweger doesn’t make an appearance.
Well, file this one under the ‘What The Fuck’ category. It was reported yesterday by The Wrap that the newest addition to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre saga is going to focus on Leatherface in his teenage years. I’ll give that a second to sink in. What do you think of the news, recently deceased original Texas Chainsaw Massacre star Marilyn Burns?
Couldn’t have said it better myself. So yes, it has been confirmed that this is actually happening and it even has a generic uninspired title to go along with the generic uninspired storyline. It will be called (drum roll please)……..Leatherface! A lot powerful minds worked on that one. I won’t apologize for not liking Texas Chainsaw 3D last year. A couple of good gore scenes aside, it was a train wreck. And the last thing I ever want to do is sympathize with a deranged killer who wields a chainsaw and likes to wear people’s skin for his masks. So now we have this news about the prequel to the original 1974 movie where apparently we’ll enter the mind of a teenage Leatherface.
Since this is going to focus on his teen years, we can now finally see what we’ve always wanted to see when we think of Leatherface. His acne and that moment where his voice changes. I’m sure it will be pretty embarrassing for him. Speaking of which, we might even get to see him get caught by his Mom while masturbating for the first time. Yikes! All bad jokes and humor aside, I guess I should wait and hold out a little hope until things get rolling on this prequel. But I got a funny feeling and a bad taste in my mouth that this isn’t going to go well. Until the final verdict is in though, I’m dusting off my copy of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and am gonna give it a watch to make everything right with the world, at least for the moment.