The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel: On the set of the upcoming Amityville Horror remake, producer Brad Fuller talked about the plans surrounding the recently proposed prequel of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre...
"It won't have any of the young actors from the first (like Jessica Biehl), this is a prequel," Fuller smiles wickedly. "But there will be a group of teen and young adults in their 20s who make an unfortunate decision to end up in this town."
In creating the prequel to "Massacre," the team hopes to explain the story of the murderous family. "The old man had no legs, we hope to answer questions about that," Fuller explains. "We hope that you'd eventually be able to watch the two movies together and it will explain a lot of questions that were unanswered."
It's not clear if the actor playing Leatherface will reprise his role, "It's a very physical part," Fuller says. A lot of that will depend on how the actors negotiate, because they want to keep all their movie budgets below $20 million. Fuller does hope, however, to encourage actor Arly Ermy, the creepy sheriff, to come back.
"He elevated that movie in much the same way as Philip Baker Hall does with 'Amityville,' " says Fuller. "The Amityville Horror" stars Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George and is expected for release on April 15, 2005.