Leatherface writer wants to work Chop-Top into the sequel

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

It seems as if we have been waiting forever for the upcoming TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE prequel LEATHERFACE. We recently reported that after all these years, the film will finally be hitting theaters this October.

In a recent interview with iHorror, LEATHERFACE scribe Seth Sherwood talked about the new flick and what I found to be the most interesting were his comments about where the new film takes place in the TEXAS CHAINSAW universe and his thoughts on a LEATHERFACE sequel.

Seth Sherwood on how LEATHERFACE fits into the series' continuity:

What we’re doing is going back and making a prequel to the original film. The current “canon” continuity, chronologically, will be “Leatherface”, the original “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”, and then “Texas Chainsaw 3D”.

Sherwood on LEATHERFACE sequel:

Personally, I think Leatherface has had the spotlight for a long time. He was the one with the chainsaw, so he took center stage. But honestly, the family is full of lovable weirdos, freaks, and sickos, any one of which could carry a movie. If the opportunity arose, I’d love to work Chop-Top into the current continuity. Who doesn’t love Chop-Top? I know I’m not the only person that would see a movie about Grandpa Sawyer. He started the family on their path, what was he like as a young man? 

Huh. While I'm none too excited about LEATHERFACE being a prequel, of sorts, to the horrendous TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, I still hold out hope the film will be a worthy addition to the franchise. If for no other reason than it's directed by the guys who helmed the damn-near perfect INSIDE. As for Sherwood's ideas for a LEATHERFACE sequel, I'm all for Chop-Top coming back (bring back Mosley!) and the idea for a flick center on Grandpappy Sawyer sounds like a blast as well.

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A prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.

LEATHERFACE is directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury from a script by Seth M. Sherwood and stars Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Nicole Andrews, Sam Strike, Julian Kostov, and Sam Coleman.

LEATHERFACE hits theaters nationwide this October.

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D's Alexandra Daddario

Source: iHorror

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