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Rob Harris

Get ready to jump out of your skin every time the neighbor revs up their lawnmower, because another Texas Chainsaw movie (the eighth in the franchise) is on its way.

Leatherface, which hits screens in 2016, is a prequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 original and will focus on the eponymous psychopath's deranged origin story. Finally, Leatherface's thwarted childhood ambitions to become a tree-feller will be revealed...

But what do we actually know about the chilling prequel? Well, the French publication Allocine just published the first interview with directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, who had some interesting things to share:

"In Leatherface, we’re actually more connected to the Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The main difference with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is that we go back further in the character’s origins, telling a part of its teenage years.
Basically, we could define our movie as a naturalist, brutal and disillusioned road-movie, with a quite new narrative structure in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre universe…"

A road movie, huh? Presumably filled with plenty of rear-view mirror shots like this:

It'll be fascinating to see exactly how one of cinema's most iconic killers came to be:

A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.

Leatherface stars Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen, Vanessa Grasse, and Stephen Dorff, and should hit screens next year.

[Source: Allocine]


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