A few months ago we reported on plot details for the upcoming reboot/sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. It has said to be a sequel to the original film by Tobe Hooper and now with the new batch of plot details it gets even more confusing as far whether it’s a sequel or a reboot.
Screen Rant has this to say about the latest plot details for the film. Be warned though, they are rather spoilerish, so please skip over the next batch of words if you’d rather stay in the dark.
Early on, there were rumors that the film would begin with a prologue set immediately after Hooper’s original film and then jump forward to present day. It sounds like this is no longer the case and that the entire story takes place in a modern setting. It begins with an angry mob comprised of cops and townspeople descending on the home of Leatherface and the rest of his clan.
In this version, Leatherface’s real name is Jeb Stuart – and Hooper, the town’s sheriff, is willing to give him a fair trial for the crimes he’s accused of. However, mayor Burt Hartman has other ideas and he encourages the mob to dispense their own brand of justice. The house is burned to the ground, taking all of its residents with it.
It’s at this point that we’re introduced to our heroine, Heather – who’s described as “a bit of a hornbag” with “a taste for things of a darker nature” – which includes her rather disturbing collection of artwork. She learns of her connection to Leatherface and the rest of the family just as a new series of murders begin.
Hooper attempts to figure out whether or not Leatherface somehow survived the fire or if someone’s simply impersonating him.
With this new info, we now have a general idea for what they are trying to do with this new version of Leatherface. I’m not sure if I like the sound of this new direction for the saga, but who knows, maybe this will spawn a new series of films that manage to be better than the last batch by New Line Cinemas.
It’s just going to be a bit odd trying to place all of these films on a timeline, with this one being more of a free spirit as far as a sequel to the original is concerned.
In other Texas Chainsaw Massacre news, Bill Moseley has been confirmed to play Leatherface’s father Drayton, even though he played Chop Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, so that right there kind of confuses things even more.
While all of this news is really starting to confuse fans of the series, at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the way they handle Leatherface.
Let’s hope this new film will keep the bloody tradition of Leatherface and hopefully manage to top the New Line films in terms of sheer violence. As long as they can do that, most people will probably be willing to forget all about the loose story.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is scheduled to start shooting soon, we will have more information on the development of the film as we get it!