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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lionsgate Acquires Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Filed under: Movie and Entertainment — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 23:22

  It looks like the buzz isn’t ready to die just yet. After a very successful remake and prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Platinum Dunes apparently has dropped their licensure holding on the rights to the series. Lionsgate just signed with rights-holder and original TCM writer Kim Henkel to bring the cannibalistic and chainsaw-wielding terror Leatherface back to the silverscreen. Both the remake and prequel were very well done. Let’s hope the new owners continue to make the series quality. Some of the remarks from producer Mark Burg conjures some skepticism on that point: “What we’re going to do with it is bring it to 2010. Make it current day and come up with a new story that takes some of the basic plot points, if you will, and make it a current day movie. I don’t want to make another Chainsaw in the ’70s, that doesn’t thrill me. I haven’t seen first draft yet, but we’re working on it.” Burg says numerous directors have expressed interest in making the film. It will also be made for a new dimension; the new Massacre will take place in 3-D. Let’s hope this doesn’t signal a cheesy teen-slasher waste of celluloid…

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