THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE May Be Getting a TV Series and a New Film
I've got some big news for all of you horror movie fans out there. According to Bloody-Disgusting, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchise may end up getting a TV series and a new film.
The rights to the horror franchise are currently held by Kim Henkel, the writer and producer of the original 1974 film. He also directed the 1994 movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. It looks like the property is about to land at a new home and it looks like that home will be Legendary Entertainment (Godzilla, King King, Pacific Rim, Trick 'r Treat), where "a series and more films are inevitable."
There have been attempts in the past to rive The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but Texas Chainsaw 3D and Leatherface were both big disappointments. Maybe Legendary will bring on a talented creative team to actually revive the franchise in a way that fans will appreciate.
One other cool thing that I want to point out is that when Legendary Pictures returns to Warner Bros. they will join New Line Cinema, who is also under the WB umbrella. New Line owns the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, and are currently in the process of getting Friday the 13th. That means Leatherface, Freddy Kruger, and Jason Voorhees, could all be under the same company. If Warner Bros. wanted to they could eventually build out a shared universe with these horror icons!
With Legendary Pictures behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we might actually get something great from the franchise. That's what I would hope for anyway. I do have to say, though, none of the films in the franchise have been as good or horrific as Tobe Hooper's original film. That movie messed me up when I first saw it.
What do you think about Legendary picking up this classic horror franchise?