New TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Prequel In Development

Horror franchise to get another reboot…

Up-and-coming screenwriter Seth M. Sherwood has been tapped to pen the script for ‘Leatherface,’ a new a prequel to the 1974 slasher flick ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’

While plot details are unknown, the guys over at TheWrap are hearing word that the film will serve as an origin story, following Leatherface’s early years in the 1970s. Carl Mazzocone is on board to produce with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman serving as executive producers.

Directed by Tobe Hooper, the 1974 cult classic was loosely based on the life of serial killer Ed Gein. The film spawned two direct sequels, and then a pseudo-sequel/remake in 1994 with Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey.

Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners rebooted the franchise in 2003, following with the sequel ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’ in 2006. Last year’s ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ starring Alexandra Daddario picked up where Hooper’s horror classic left off, however the film failed to light up the box office.