Jigsaw Is Out, Leatherface Is In

Having sucked all the life and respect out of “Saw” with its increasingly dismal sequels, Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate are now giving the same treatment to Leatherface.

Variety reports that the production company and the distributor are closing a deal to take over the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise which first began back in 1974.

The plan is to produce a contemporary-set 3D feature film take on the classic horror franchise using a script written by Stephen Susco (“The Grudge”). The deal also encompasses multiple films.

New Line and Platinum Dunes previously teamed on the 2003 remake and its poorly received but still financially viable prequel follow-up, both of which will likely be ignored by this second attempt at a ‘reboot’.

Carl Mazzocone, Mark Burg and Oren Koules will produce.