The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Directors terminated from shoot

Leatherface (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Leatherface (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) /

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel claimed its first two “casualties.” Directors Andy and Ryan Tohill have left the Fede Alvarez production. David Blue Garcia is set to replace them.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel has claimed its first two “casualties.” According to Deadline, directors Andy and Ryan Tohill have exited the film citing “creative differences.”

Production in Bulgaria has been shut down for the week as Legendary taps David Blue Garcia to replace the duo and helm the film. Apparently, the financial backers (Legendary) didn’t like the direction that the Tohills were taking with the production.

Unfortunately, Garcia will be reshooting everything. The Fede Alvarez venture is a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original film. All of the action takes place after the 1974 story.

David Blue Garcia is known for being the cinematographer on various documentaries and short films as well as national commercials for Lenovo, Verizon, T-Mobile and Fisher-Price. His full-length feature projects include Blood Fest (2018) and Tejano (2018).

Fans of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise are in safe hands with Garcia. He is familiar with the horror genre so he will do Leatherface justice.

According to IMDb, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford, Sarah Yarkin and Elsie Fisher have been cast in the sequel. Currently, Latimore plays Emmett Washington on The Chi. Dunford was Aethelwulf in Vikings while Yarkin was in Happy Death Day 2U and Eat Brains Love. Fisher starred in Castle Rock as Joy Wilkes.

Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues from Bad Hombre are producing the film along with Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel and Pat Cassidy for Exurbia Films.

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Since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is essentially starting from scratch again, no release date is available. Stay tuned for further updates.

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