Horror Sequel Bits: Millennium Will Make ‘Texas Chainsaw 4;’ ‘Human Centipede 3’ Legal Issues Resolved; ‘Scream 5’ Still Seems Unlikely
Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
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.
After the break, the legal wrangles that were troubling The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence have been resolved — huzzah!, right? — and Neve Campbell downplays the idea of Scream 5 really happening. Read More »