With the latest reboot of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, [Leatherface](movie:810864) currently in pre-production, the excitement is building, despite details of the project being very much kept under wraps! Luckily, Joblo managed to interview two of the films producers, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman (who both produced Texas Chainsaw 3D), who were able to give a few choice quotes regarding the film!
First of all, to catch you up to speed, here are a few small details from Leatherface that we do know: The duo of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside) have taken on directorial duties, and that the cast consists of Stephen Dorff, Angela Bettis, Sam Strike and James Bloor. Who exactly, out of either Strike or Bloor, will play Leatherface is still a mystery due to the films puzzling plot synopsis:
"A prequel focusing on teenage Leatherface, who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge."
Hell yes, this will be amazing. How freakin' scary does a road trip with Leatherface and three escaped inmates sound?!
Speaking of Leatherface, the pair were also asked if we should be preparing to see the chainsaw wielding nightmare himself in action, or not, considering he's a teenager in this film, Grobman replied:
"Do you think we would make a film about Leatherface and not see him in action? It will be hardcore. Maybe the hardest core you've seen to date. These directors are sick fucks - in a good way."
Personally, this is the reassurance I wanted! I can't wait to see what those "sick fucks" come up with - whatever it is, I'm ready. The two were then asked what kind of lessons they had learned producing Texas Chainsaw 3D and how that would change their approach on Leatherface:
"Some negative feedback said we didn’t go far enough with pushing the limits of horror. With our new directors, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, anyone who is familiar with their previous French horror films, Inside, Among the Living or Livid, they’ll know we’re not going to shy away from violence to make something that is PG-13. This is going to be very cool, psychologically disturbing violent horror at its best."
It's great to see that the fans have been heard, and if it's more horror they want, then it's more horror they'll get!
Speaking of more horror, Campbell and Grobman were also asked about the possibility of another Leatherface or Texas Chainsaw film after this one, Campbell replied:
"It all depends if Leatherface is loved by the fans and does well at the box office. Obviously we would love to continue the franchise as it's a dream of ours."
At this stage in the game, I don't even know if this is a question that needs to be answered, of course the fans want more Texas Chainsaw films, it's one of the best and most long-lasting horror franchises ever. Grobman did follow up Christ Campbell's comments about the possibility of more Texas Chainsaw films with an important message for fans to remember if they want to continue seeing great horror in the future:
"But we need to stop piracy and that means you fans, go see the film, stop downloading free movies, that's a real crime, and it will shut off the chainsaw forever."
Definitely something for many horror fans to bare in mind! That's all that Campbell and Grobman could give us for now, but the hype for Leatherface continues to grow, and no doubt before its 2016 release we'll have plenty more details on what exactly this "psychologically disturbing violent horror" may have in store for us - I can't wait!