The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a cult following even today, withstanding the underwhelming sequels that spattered all around, from 1996 to 2006. Now, there’s news that the iconic franchise is coming to Rebootville. According to the buzz, a producer from Uruguay has been given the rights to produce and oversee the making of the movie. There’s no information available about whether the movie will be a reboot or a sequel. With the last sequel releasing in 2006 though, I am pretty sure they are looking for a reboot and not a sequel.
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The first movie released in 1974 and the sequel launched in 1986. The first movie is a full-on slasher flick. The director taking full advantage of the young, footloose and fancy-free industry that Hollywood was in the seventies. Post the sequel, the Hollywood horror franchise made several returns to mainstream cinemas. In 1990, the third horror movie in the franchise hit the theaters, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3. Later, in 1995, The Next Generation hit theaters.
There was a whole alternate timeline for the movie with the 2013 movie, Texas Chainsaw 3D and Leatherface in 2017. There’s a remake flying around too, with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre releasing in 2003 and a sequel to that, The Beginning, hitting theatres in 2006.
This becomes the latest retro title to come to modern audiences with a reboot or a sequel. I have already reported about the Halloween series becoming mainstream all over again. Also, there’s an Invisible Man reboot coming our way this year.