Tobey Hooper conceived the idea behind one of his most popular and lucrative film franchises while trapped in a sea of humanity inside a department store. While pondering over the quickest means of escape from the crowd, Hooper’s eyes wandered to the chainsaw display. It was then, as Hooper stood envisioning the carnage he could create by carving his way through the crowd, that THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was born.
Years, and numerous remakes with even more sequels later, Lionsgate and Nu Image are in talks with writer and director John Luessenhop to put a 3D spin on the next installment of the franchise. If negations go well, the production on the reboot could begin as early as June 2011.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Synopsis:
“When Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) hears that the Texas cemetery where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she gathers her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and several other friends together to see if grandpa’s remains are still in one piece. While in the area, Sally and her friends decide to visit grandfather’s old farmhouse. Unfortunately, a family of homicidal slaughterhouse workers who take their job home with them have taken over the house next door. Included amongst the brood is Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), a chainsaw-wielding human horror show who wears a face mask made out of human skin. Sally’s friends are rapidly exterminated one-by-one by the next-door neighbors, leaving only Sally left to fight off Leatherface and his clan.”