Release push-backs: John Luessenhop's Leatherface 3D & Scott Derrickson's Sinister

Got some release date news to share with y'all...as it appears a pair of high-profile genre flicks are getting the back-burner treatment...

First up is John Luessenhop's LEATHERFACE 3D, which was originally slated to enter U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012. Well, it looks like that sucker's been bumped a few months...now set to hit screens January 4, 2013. Not sure about you, but nothing says Happy New Year like a revving 3-dimensional chainsaw aimed at your face!

Here's the setup for the film:

The film, set in the present, will see the authorities and some angry townspeople ambushing the Sawyer home - where Jeb Stuart is accused of carrying out his butchering.

Hooper, the local by-the-book sheriff, had agreed to give Leatherface/Jeb Sawyer a fair trial and grant him a good lawyer… But that’s before local mayor Burt Hartman, an imposing town tough-guy, arrives with a mob to see that the murderers don’t even make it past their front door. Though they both want justice, Hooper and Burt have different methods. Things escalate when Burt’s mob start tying ropes to trees, prepping for a hanging, and ultimately throw a flaming cocktail into the Sawyer home - burning the place, and its residents, to the ground.

The Chainsaw killings start up again and Hooper is forced to believe that Jeb Stuart somehow survived the fire and is back for revenge. But is it Jeb? And if not, who is it? And why have they surfaced?

Next up is Scott Derrickson's SINISTER, the Ethan Hawke starring found-footage thriller. The film was originally slated to hit this summer, specifically August 24, 2012. Now, SINISTER is taking LEATHERFACE 3Ds original spot, hitting theaters on October 5, 2012. Here's the gist:

A true crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) struggling to find his next big story, moves his family into a house where the horrific murder of an entire family took place. But after finding a box of home videos in which other families are also brutally murdered, his investigation leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

So there you have it folks, a quick calendar update. Remember, SINISTER now lands October 5, 2012...LEATHERFACE 3D January 4, 2013.

LEATHERFACE 3D star Alexandra Daddario

Extra Tidbit: Which are you looking forward to more: SINISTER or LEATHERFACE 3D?
Source: AITH



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