It’s been quite a long time since we’ve last seen one of the iconic slashers of the horror genre receive a proper film. Well, you don’t have to wait much longer as the returning film to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre universe titled “Leatherface” has now landed a October 2017 release date, thanks to producer Christa Campbell, who made the announcement Friday via Twitter. “To all our leatherface fans out there,” Campbell wrote. “The movie will be released in October.”
Described as the “origin story” for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the film concerns the kidnapping of a young nurse by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster, Leatherface.
Leatherface is directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the filmmakers responsible for 2007’s notorious home invasion horror film Inside. The prequel’s cast includes Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor from The Conjuring.