Thanks to Bloody Disgusting, we finally have some updated news on Fede Alvarez-produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel! The new movie is scheduled to be a sequel to the original, Tobe Hooper film from 1974.
This week, the MPA ratings seemingly confirmed a couple of important details about the movie, like the fact that the movie will be titled Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it will be rated “R.”
The “R” rating isn’t surprising considering all of the Texas Chainsaw films (to my knowledge) have been rated R. Since this horror franchise is infamous for gore and torture (somewhat ironic since the first film actually had very little bloodshed), the rating isn’t a shock.
As for the title, it looks like Alvarez is going for something simple, even dropping the “The” that used to come before Texas Chainsaw. Most of his films have clean, succinct titles such as his Evil Dead remake simply called Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is rated R for strong bloody violence, gore and language
It’s a little odd we haven’t gotten any teasers the film yet since the movie was already filmed last year. Directed by David Blue Garcia for Legendary Pictures, the film stars Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Jessica Allain, Alice Krige, Jacob Latimore, Sam Douglas, Jolyon Coy, Olwen Fouere and William Hope.
While we don’t have a release date for the film yet, it’s supposed to come out this year. Legendary has set up an official website for the movie that shows a chilling painting of Leatherface with the words, “In 1974, the world witnessed one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history. In 2021, the face of madness returns.”
I’m guessing the film will release sometime closer to Halloween, it’ll be interesting to see if it goes head-to-head with Halloween Kills!
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