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The horror started in 1974 with Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A few sequels later, that franchise faded, and in 2003 Platinum Dunes picked it up. They made two films, but the screams faded once more. In 2013 the franchise was resurrected one more time with Texas Chainsaw 3D. The film was a financial and critical disappointment, but producer Carl Mazzocone has the rights to make up to six films and he’s going to try another. A writer has just been hired to pen a Texas Chainsaw prequel called Leatherface. Read More »

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Over the weekend, there was a report that Texas Chainsaw 3D had done well enough that a sequel was a definite thing. Last night we heard that Millennium Films absolutely plans to shoot another Chainsaw film this year, and that the title might be Texas Chainsaw 4. (We’re still not sure where that title came from, as there’s no way of reckoning the films, with the chronology established by this latest sequel, that makes any sense for that numbering.)

Now, however, the idea of Texas Chainsaw 4, or whatever it would be called, doesn’t really matter. Because it turns out that Avi Lerner of Millennium spoke too soon when announcing sequel plans. The film’s producer Carl Mazzocone and executive producer Mark Burg, aka the guys who really hold the sequel rights, have stepped up to say they have no idea what Millennium was talking about with respect to that quick sequel plan. Read More »

This past weekend, the success of Texas Chainsaw 3D, which stole box office victory from the grubby hands of The Hobbit, helped ensure that Millennium films would go back to Texas for another helping of cannibal stew. That wasn’t a given at the outset, as previous Chainsaw sequels haven’t always been big performers. But this one did well enough to rev the saw once more.

Making things super-confusing, Deadline reports that this new sequel will be called Texas Chainsaw 4… which doesn’t make much sense. The series currently ignores everything but Tobe Hooper’s original and the 2013 film, which means the chronology is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, then Texas Chainsaw 3D, then Texas Chainsaw 4. Either Deadline got the title wrong or perhaps Millennium figures the title of the current film looks enough like it is the third movie that moving to number 4 makes sense.

Bloody Disgusting reported news of a sequel the other day, but this new report comes with the title (if it is correct) and confirmation. Production will begin later this year, but no writer or director is named at this point.

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