Twisted Pictures to Buy the ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Franchise

The new film will be shot in 3D.

In a story from Variety, Twisted Pictures, the group behind the Saw films, is looking to buy up the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

It looks like the producer/financier will work with Lionsgate on these projects. The studio is releasing Saw VI on October 23.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre would have a contemporary storyline and would also be done in 3D. Writing the script would be Stephen Susco (The Grudge).

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in recent years had been brought out by New Line with a remake and a prequel produced by Platinum Dunes.

The new deal with Twisted Pictures will be for multiple films.

The 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre cost $9.5 million and brought in $110 million worldwide. The 2006 film grossed $55 million on a budget of $13 million.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning was released October 6th, 2006 and stars Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski, Lee Tergesen, Terrence Evans. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (18)

  1. Leng T'che

    Wow, this is going to suck. Everything they have produced so far has sucked, now they're going to rape TCM. What is this world coming to. And 3D, what the f*ck? What for? The whole point of the Franchise is to creep people out with the f*cked up family values and sadistic behavior of the slaughterhouse family. Why do they have to fling sh*t at the screen now? What is that going to do to help the movie? F*cking lame. Story telling is going down the drain, and being replaced with cheap parlor tricks.

    6 years agoby @leng-tcheFlag

  2. Vanboy

    Slim, Chainsaw Massacre was never about real events. It was loosely based on the life and killings from 1947 to 1957 of Ed Gein. Chainsaw wasn't the only movie his life "inspired". There was also -Silence of the Lambs- and -Psycho-.
    Gein skinned his victims, exhumed the corpses (including his mothers) and adorned his home with their body parts and made furniture with their bones and wore second skins made out of women's flesh. Chainsaw (the original) applied the furniture creations heavily, and Lambs used the wearing of the female skin in its plot.

    I used to think Chainsaw was about real events, but I studied upon it. The ironic thing is, that as a kid, I lived in Texas with my family in 1975, about fifty miles from where the Chainsaw incident had supposedly taken place. BTW, the narrator at the beginning of the original movie was John Larroquette, the goofy lawyer from the show "Night Court".

    6 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  3. Newkill3000

    I want to see the return of Chop Top played by Bill Mosely, again.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  4. Bane5000

    i bet u all this 3-d horror movie crap all these studios have a hard on for at the moment is gonna die out before any of their movies are released

    ill laugh and point when it happens :]

    6 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  5. Remy72883

    i haven't got tired of the remake's of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre i rather enjoyed them. yeah if they have a good story go for it, but cut the 3D sh*t out. seriously

    6 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  6. weightofregret

    god.. arent they tired of making craps?

    6 years agoby @weightofregretFlag

  7. Solar XI

    Wow put a horror movie based on true events in 3D. Real classy.

    6 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  8. Err

    yeah im with you guys, this is a bad idea.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  9. Null and Void.

    God f*cking damnit.

    6 years agoby @soylentgreenFlag

  10. IAmxVindicated

    This is going to be bad. Twisted Pictures has gore just for the sake of it. Lionsgate is generic. They pick up everything and anything. I actually like New Line/Platinum Dunes. We don't need anymore 3D. It's so outplayed already...

    6 years agoby @iamxvindicatedFlag

  11. WongFu

    such a waste of effort, come on all ready be creative despite what Hollywood says and wants.

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  12. GeekStar

    I have never been a really big fan of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.I have watched the very first one at least....twice.I always manage to forget about it until I see something about it.Then I just roll my eyes and wonder why in gods name do they keep on with it.Now,I will admit this,though they are getting kinda stupid with it,six Saw films?Maybe they can do something new with it.Expand on the story line.Instead of making it one film after another.Make it all one story and tie it together over three movies.

    Whoops,I went to rambling

    6 years agoby @vendetta28Flag

  13. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Now what i'm wondering is where can they actually take this and i'm with Vamp...

    3D is becoming like one of those songs that you keep on hearing and hearing it really begins to start pissing you off every time you hear it.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  14. Vamp

    Not sure what to think yet... Getting a little tired of 3D, though...

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  15. T.Clark


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  16. Bane5000


    6 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  17. Juiceboxprod7

    Texas Chainsaw 3d: The End Of Horror As We Know It. Good title?

    6 years agoby @juiceboxprod7Flag

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