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A prequel to the original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE has been taking shape for a good while now. The idea of getting to see a young Leatherface should offer all kinds of possibilities. The film will be titled LEATHERFACE and is to be presented as a mystery of sorts about a few teenage psychopaths that escape from a mental hospital, one of whom grows up to be Leatherface. Written by Seth M. Sherwood and steered by directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the movie has certainly has grabbed the attention of fans worldwide.
With the project having wrapped last year, re-shoots finally taken care, and a solid R-rating given from the MPAA, the official Red Band trailer has finally arrived. Head on down below to have a look.
"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."
LEATHERFACE will have a September 21st premiere on DirecTV, and then will be followed by a limited theatrical as well as a full VOD release by Lionsgate October 20th.