TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Dec. 11, 2012 – America’s favorite franchise is back! Picking up where the 1974 box-office hit left off, the cannibal and vicious Sawyer family story continues.
Texas Chainsaw 3D is the seventh film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror classic franchise. The upcoming slasher film is in the hands of American film director, John Luessenhop. Luessenhop is also responsible for directing “Takers” in 2010, starring Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Micheal Ealy, Chris Brown, T.I., Idris Elba and Jay Hernandez.
Mentally impaired Leatherface became quite the household “horror” name. He became a significant character in the horror genre for his large, silent disposition with using ordinary tools as murder weapons. Actor Gunnar Hansen from the 1974 classic will have a cameo in the upcoming 2013 film.
In October 1974, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre original grossed profitable at $30 million in the United States and Canada. The popular franchise continued with Leatherface through comic books, remakes and sequels. The 2003 remake also received negative reviews from critics, but still grossed $107 million worldwide; grossing over $10 million on opening day.
Filming began July 2011 and is set to release Jan. 4, 2013, presented in 3D
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