Read the latest news on Leatherface (2017), the prequel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, where we get the story of Leatherface’s origin.
It was actually all the way back in 2013, we first heard a prequel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre was announced. This past summer of 2016, the actual filming of Leatherface finally happened. But since then, we haven’t heard much of anything.
Finally, this changed recently when a US release date was registered on IMDb for January 2, 2017.
We haven’t heard anything about a trailer yet, so maybe it’s not likely this date will stick. And Lionsgate has offered no confirmation of the release date.
UPDATE: It has just been confirmed from producer Christa Campbell that Leatherface will be released in October 2017. Bloody Disgusting reports that Leatherface will get an exclusive DirecTV release on September 21, 2017, with a limited theatrical run and full VOD release on October 20, 2017.
For the record, here’s the synopsis for Leatherface:
When a young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens, who escape from a mental hospital, they take her on the 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 we now call Leatherface.
Leatherface has directed by the French horror duo Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo. They’re mostly known for the horror movies Inside, Livid and Among the Living. Inside (original title: À l’intérieur) was their debut back in 2007 and you should really check it one out. It won awards at Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Screamfest and Sitges!
Who will play Leatherface?
Of course, we all want to know who will be playing the role of Leatherface. However, it’s still unknown which of the four teens will be playing the title character.
Supposedly, it will be revealed throughout the movie. And really, doesn’t that sound like just the way to do it?!
The casting includes Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Vanessa Grasse, Jessica Madsen, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike and Jay Bloor.
Leatherface is rated R “for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality/nudity.”