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Leatherface 3D still happening, gets a director

04.20.2011

I had pretty much all but forgotten about the plans to make a third film in the new era of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE films. LEATHERFACE 3D as it was called. Well, I may have forgotten but Lionsgate hasn't and they're moving ahead with the film, talking with John Luessenhop about directing the project. Who is Luessenhop? You may remember him as the director of that movie with the horribly Photoshopped poster.

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is still producing the project though, as you may have noticed, it's no longer at New Line. Warner Bros. dropped the rights to another sequel and Lionsgate quickly snatched them up. A bunch of different writers have handed in drafts for the film and it supposedly takes place in two time periods - one directly after the original film and another in modern day.

You might think I'd be against something as on-the-surface as ridiculous as LEATHERFACE 3D but honestly, I kinda dig the idea. To me, 3D is usually best served when it's part of something as ridiculous as this appears to be. Some of the best 3D I've seen has been on movies like FINAL DESTINATION and MY BLOODY VALENTINE so why wouldn't a TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE film work in 3D? The movie itself doesn't have to work all that hard for it to be at least mildly entertaining. What do you think?

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12:46PM on 04/21/2011
Meh. R. Lee Ermey was the only good thing about the remakes anyway.
Meh. R. Lee Ermey was the only good thing about the remakes anyway.
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5:53PM on 04/20/2011

The Original

Is the one and only imo.
Is the one and only imo.
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4:10PM on 04/20/2011
id just like to see them do a decent horror remake.
id just like to see them do a decent horror remake.
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5:14PM on 04/20/2011
Both remakes were good, it was the sequels that sucked! (even though I love the misunderstood part 2). I am all for this, and all Platinum dunes remakes have been ok, with the exception of the hitcher! Imo
Both remakes were good, it was the sequels that sucked! (even though I love the misunderstood part 2). I am all for this, and all Platinum dunes remakes have been ok, with the exception of the hitcher! Imo
2:13PM on 04/20/2011
Meh, just another shitty remake. We need more original horror movies a la Drag Me To Hell.
Meh, just another shitty remake. We need more original horror movies a la Drag Me To Hell.
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5:18PM on 04/20/2011
Drag me to he'll was ok, but highly overrated. And I am a huge Sam raii fan!
Drag me to he'll was ok, but highly overrated. And I am a huge Sam raii fan!
12:12PM on 04/20/2011
Even though we'll never get anything as good as the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I'd be fine with another entertaining 3D movie that is perhaps half as good as the original.

3D would be perfect for this film. And who doesn't love Leatherface?
Even though we'll never get anything as good as the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I'd be fine with another entertaining 3D movie that is perhaps half as good as the original.

3D would be perfect for this film. And who doesn't love Leatherface?
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10:11AM on 04/20/2011

WHY NOT ??

I'M not gonna turn down an opportunity to witness more carnage wielded by our epidermal-obsessed friend !!I'd really be down if it were Marcus Nispel, but what the hey !!
I'M not gonna turn down an opportunity to witness more carnage wielded by our epidermal-obsessed friend !!I'd really be down if it were Marcus Nispel, but what the hey !!
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