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.