Leatherface, the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, will hit cinemas in time for Halloween, it’s been confirmed. That’s in the US at least.
“To all our leatherface fans out there. The movie will be released in October #texaschainsaw @latigrobman #Leatherface,” producer Christa Campbell announced via Twitter.
Leatherface will serve up the origin story. A teenage Leatherface in the 1970s lives in a mental institution until he escapes with a pack of fellow patients. The four teens kidnap a young nurse and go on the run, pursued by a deranged lawman bent on revenge.
Leatherface was directed by French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who made the cult film Inside. The screenplay was written by Seth M Sherwood. Leatherface features Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor from The Conjuring.
It’s the second prequel to the franchise after The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning from 2006, which didn’t tell the origin story. Leatherface was announced more than three years ago, and has long wrapped filming. The exact official release date hasn’t yet been announced, but we know that it’s less than six months away…