Confession time. I have no idea at all just what the heck is going on with this franchise anymore. There are eight movies in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and when you lay them out, they begin to feel like some kind of multiverse driven fever dream of a 1990’s comic book writer.
The well-regarded original hacked it’s way into the public consciousness in 1974. Then there were three sequels. OK, keeping up so for? Well, not for much longer! Because there was a reboot in 2003, then a sequel to that in 2006. Then there was a 3D sequel that ignored the continuity and just followed the 1974 original. Then there was a prequel in 2017 that led up to the 1974 movie.
Is that eight? I am tired from just typing that and my brain hurts so I can’t even be bothered to go back and count. Legendary Entertainment are having another go and have released a new poster.
It’s a reboot… again, this time to be helmed by David Blue Garcia. This is after directors Andy & Ryan Tohill exited the production with no warning just one week into production. Reports call this a “revival” and it is rumored to be a direct sequel to the original that will ignore the rest of the franchise. So more confusion then.
The new poster contains a caption in some versions:
“In 1974, the world witnessed one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history. In 2021, the face of madness returns.”
Chris Thomas Devlin wrote and Fede Alvarez will produce. The movie is being shot in Bulgaria.