The “Saw” …no, not Jigsaw…is finally going to rev up and buzz in February.

A few months after the announcement that it will stream exclusively on Netflix in lieu of a theatrical release, David Blue Garcia‘s Texas Chainsaw Massacre will finally come on February 18, 2022.

Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Nell Hudson, and Jacob Latimore in Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Lionsgate) Photo: Yana Blajeva

The film stars Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Nell Hudson, Jacob Latimore, and Alice Krige with Olwen Fouere as Sally Hardesty and Mark Burnham as Leatherface, the duo replacing the late Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively passed away in 2014 and 2015.

Producer Fede Alvarez had this to say about what to expect from “Old Man Leatherface”:

“It’s basically the same character, who is still alive. Our take on it was this guy probably disappeared after everything he’s done. You know, how do you catch a guy who has a mask? Once he removes the mask and runs away, it’s very easy for him to hide somewhere. This story will pick it up many, many years after the original story. He’s been in hiding for a long, long time, trying to be a good person. These people arriving in this town are going to awaken the giant.”

The film is somewhat going the 2018 Halloween route with this new film retconning most of the original franchise with nods to possibly Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Alvarez says:
“When I say ‘direct sequel’ I wouldn’t say it skips everything. When movies do that, sometimes it feels a bit disrespectful to all the other films. Some people love Texas Chainsaw 2. I love a lot of things about that movie — it’s so wacky and of its time. But the rest is such a mess canon-wise. I think it’s up to you to decide when and how the events of the other movies happen.”

UPDATED: The teaser trailer is unleashed and actually looks good.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be on Netflix on February 18, 2022.

H/T: Entertainment Weekly