Will Also Direct A White House Horror Movie
Deadline reports that Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues’ Bad Hombre Films has signed an overall deal with Legendary Pictures.
Bad Hombre, who were behind Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead reboot (both directed by Alvarez ) is set to produce a reboot of the 1974 cult classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which will be written by Chris Thomas Devlin. The film will make it the second official reboot of the original 1974 film from director Tobe Hooper and Jessica Biel starred in the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.
Over the past 45 years, the franchise has earned a number of sequels, prequels, and attempted reboots, with new takes on Leatherface and the Sawyer family.
This new deal will have Alvarez and Sayagues create, develop and produce films through their Bad Hombre Films banner starting with the Washington, D.C.-based horror film written by Joe Epstein, which Alvarez will direct. The White House horror movie is being described as The Shining set in the White House.
Alvarez recently directed Sony Pictures soft-reboot of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, which flopped at the box office only earning $35.1 million on budget of $43 million.
The director had once been eyed to replace Guillermo del Toro on the DC Comics movie Justice League Dark before the project was thrown into development hell.
Álvarez is also planning on a sequel to Don’t Breathe, as well as a bold spin-off of Labyrinth.