The movie will feature an older Leatherface who targets a group of influencers and meets a vengeful survivor from one of his previous murder sprees.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, released in 1974, marked the beginning of the slasher film franchise. The cannibalistic killer of the film series, Leatherface, is now back to terrorize another generation.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is being revived after five years. The new film with the same title is, however, not a reboot of the original film but a sequel that is set several decades after the original. The last time we saw the serial killer was in the 2017 movie, Leatherface. It served as an origin story for the notorious murderer as well as a prequel to the entire franchise.
The 2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre is being directed by David Blue Garcia. Chris Thomas Devlin has written the screenplay based on an original story co-written by Fede Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues. The rights of the film were purchased by Legendary Pictures and work on it had started in 2019. The filming began in 2020 and post-production was done by 2021. The trailer of the film was released by Netflix. You can watch it here:
The film was initially supposed to have a theatrical release in 2021. But it was later decided to skip the theatrical release. The film will now be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix. It will be available on the streaming site from February 18.
Set five decades after the original film, this sequel will focus on an older Leatherface who targets a group of influencers and meets with a vengeful survivor from one of his previous murder sprees, Sally Hardesty. The synopsis reads: "After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town." The influencers are looking to breathe new life into a Texas ghost town where they encounter Leatherface.
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Jacob Latimore (The Chi), Moe Dunford (Rosie), Alice Krige (Ghost Story), Jessica Allain (Laundromat), Nell Hudson (Outlander), and Olwen Fouéré (Sea Fever) as Sally, were cast in the film. Mark Burnham (Wrong Cops) will be playing Leatherface.
Álvarez said of the film, "I think the first movie really hit a nerve when portraying that culture clash between the countryside and the city. Back in the ’70s, the hippies were representing the youth of the city. This time, they’re more like millennial hipsters from Austin who are very entrepreneurial and have a dream of getting away from the city and back to the countryside. They’re trying to gentrify small-town America—and let’s just say they encounter some pushback."