The Saw is Family…and it’s coming to Netflix.
We’re talking about the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, produced by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, the duo behind Don’t Breathe and The Evil Dead remake of 2013. Legendary Pictures have sold the rights to Netflix, who will release the film as an exclusive title. Here’s hoping the film will be released in time for Halloween as production and post has been completed.
The new film is said to be a direct sequel to the original 1974 classic that will retcon all sequels and remakes, including the more recent Texas Chainsaw and Leatherface, released in 2013 and 2017 respectively.
The new film will revolve around two sisters on a business trip in Texas who come across an older and still deadly Leatherface as well as the return of a familiar face: Sally Hardesty, who encountered the cannibal killer in 1973. The cast includes Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Moe Dunford, Jacob Latimore, and Sam Douglas.
Sadly, Marilyn Burns passed away in 2014 and Gunnar Hansen passed away in 2015. They are replaced by Olwen Fouere as Sally Hardesty and Mark Burnham as Leatherface. David Blue Garcia directs the film, written by Chris Thomas Devlin, based on the original film by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel. Henkel and his son Ian also serve as producers.
No word on an official release for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it will be officially going to Netflix.