Sam Strike to Play Young Leatherface in TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Prequel
Another Texas Chainsaw Massacre film is currently in development. It will be a prequel story called Leatherface, and it looks like Millennium Films has found their lead.
EastEnders star Sam Strike is in negotiations to take on the lead role. It was rumored earlier this week that this same actor may have been up for the part of Spider-Man, but that news was quickly debunked. It seems like maybe Leatherface is the big film that he was talking about.
The story will be set in the 1970s and center around Leatherface’s early days. Strike will play a character named Jackson, who is the boy that grows up to be the ruthless chainsaw killer.
The movie will be directed by French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who are behind cult hit Inside. The script for the film was written by up-and-coming genre scribe Seth M. Sherwood.
I do like that this movie is set in the 1970s, but I have yet to see a Texas Chainsaw Massacre film that is at least as good as the original. I don't think that will ever happen.