Leatherface is coming, and I am willing to bet a good majority of you did not know!
The red-band trailer premiered last week, but now we have am all-new green-band trailer with new footage and some semblance of a plot that the red-band lacked:
"In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs' daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter's death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface."
Man, this just does not look great. A prequel to the brilliant Texas Chainsaw Massacre falls on the "not needed" scale of film, and that it comes after three sequels that were all terrible (though I do have a special place in my heart for two), a remake, and sequel to that remake that was also terrible, and a 3D film, why are they doing this?
Obviously the answer is money, but man, have they diluted the legacy of Leatherface to nothing at this point. I'm sure the fact that this has sat on a shelf since filming was completed in 2015 does it no favors, either. Apparently, this film will form the new continuity for the series, as well, so it will now be, according to Lionsgate and Millenium Films: Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original), and Texas Chainsaw 3D.
The film is directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, from a screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood. It stars Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Vanessa Grasse, Jessica Madsen, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, and James Bloor.
It hits DirectTV (who has exclusive distribution rights for a bit0 on September 21st, with a VOD and limited theatrical run from Lionsgate on October 20th. let's all assume the worst and hope for the best.