A much older Leatherface is back in another new sneak peek at his return in Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.
A new poster for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie coming to Netflix in February has been released. The poster showcases a returning Leatherface on the prowl with an all-new face plastered over his own. Glare from the sun prevents us from getting a crystal clear look at the chainsaw-wielding maniac, but we can see just enough to get a good idea of how he will appear under the mask in the new film. Along with the poster came the announcement that a new trailer will also be released on Jan. 31.
David Blue Garcia directs Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre which is written by Chris Thomas Devlin with a story by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. Kim Henkel produces with Alvarez, Sayagues, Ian Henkel, Pat Cassidy, and Shintaro Shimosawa.
“The film takes place a long time after the original Texas Chainsaw,” cast member Elsie Fisher previously told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s about a group of people who come to this town and things don’t quite go as planned. It mixes a lot of important real-life issues with horror themes, which is always something I love.”
Of the new Leatherface, Alvarez added: “It’s basically the same character, who is still alive. Our take on it was this guy probably disappeared after everything he’s done. You know, how do you catch a guy who has a mask? Once he removes the mask and runs away, it’s very easy for him to hide somewhere. This story will pick it up many, many years after the original story. He’s been in hiding for a long, long time, trying to be a good person. These people arriving in this town are going to awaken the giant.”
This New Film Only Acknowledges the 1974 Original
The timelines in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series have been all over the place. This new film at Netflix will simplify things a bit by only acknowledging that first movie that was released in 1974 by director Tobe Hooper. The new installment, serving as a legacy sequel to the original, even brings back final girl Sally Hardesty for a rematch with Leatherface. Primarily, however, Leatherface will be focusing his new chainsaw massacre on a group of youths who happen to be at the wrong place in Texas at the wrong time. You can see the official synopsis for the film below.
Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents — including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre will start streaming on Netflix on Feb. 18, revving back up the saw once again. A new trailer for the movie will be released on Jan. 31.
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