Twisted Pictures to Buy the ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Franchise

The new film will be shot in 3D.
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In a story from Variety, Twisted Pictures, the group behind the Saw films, is looking to buy up the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

It looks like the producer/financier will work with Lionsgate on these projects. The studio is releasing Saw VI on October 23.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre would have a contemporary storyline and would also be done in 3D. Writing the script would be Stephen Susco (The Grudge).

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in recent years had been brought out by New Line with a remake and a prequel produced by Platinum Dunes.

The new deal with Twisted Pictures will be for multiple films.

The 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre cost $9.5 million and brought in $110 million worldwide. The 2006 film grossed $55 million on a budget of $13 million.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning was released October 6th, 2006.


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  • leng-tche • 6 years ago

    Wow, this is going to suck. Everything they have produced so far has sucked, now they're going to rape TCM. What is this world coming to. And 3D, what the f*ck? What for? The whole point of the Franchise is to creep people out with the f*cked up family values and sadistic behavior of the slaughterhouse family. Why do they have to fling sh*t at the screen now? What is that going to do to help the movie? F*cking lame. Story telling is going down the drain, and being replaced with cheap parlor tricks.


    • vanboy • 6 years ago

      Slim, Chainsaw Massacre was never about real events. It was loosely based on the life and killings from 1947 to 1957 of Ed Gein. Chainsaw wasn't the only movie his life "inspired". There was also -Silence of the Lambs- and -Psycho-.

      Gein skinned his victims, exhumed the corpses (including his mothers) and adorned his home with their body parts and made furniture with their bones and wore second skins made out of women's flesh. Chainsaw (the original) applied the furniture creations heavily, and Lambs used the wearing of the female skin in its plot.

      I used to think Chainsaw was about real events, but I studied upon it. The ironic thing is, that as a kid, I lived in Texas with my family in 1975, about fifty miles from where the Chainsaw incident had supposedly taken place. BTW, the narrator at the beginning of the original movie was John Larroquette, the goofy lawyer from the show "Night Court".


      • newkill200 • 6 years ago

        I want to see the return of Chop Top played by Bill Mosely, again.


        • bane5000 • 6 years ago

          i bet u all this 3-d horror movie crap all these studios have a hard on for at the moment is gonna die out before any of their movies are released

          ill laugh and point when it happens :]


          • remy72883 • 6 years ago

            i haven't got tired of the remake's of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre i rather enjoyed them. yeah if they have a good story go for it, but cut the 3D sh*t out. seriously


            • weightofregret • 6 years ago

              god.. arent they tired of making craps?


              • normanse7en • 6 years ago



                • solarxi • 6 years ago

                  Wow put a horror movie based on true events in 3D. Real classy.


                  • err2005 • 6 years ago

                    yeah im with you guys, this is a bad idea.


                    • soylentgreen • 6 years ago

                      God f*cking damnit.


                      • iamxvindicated • 6 years ago

                        This is going to be bad. Twisted Pictures has gore just for the sake of it. Lionsgate is generic. They pick up everything and anything. I actually like New Line/Platinum Dunes. We don't need anymore 3D. It's so outplayed already...


                        • instead8909 • 6 years ago

                          such a waste of effort, come on all ready be creative despite what Hollywood says and wants.


                          • vendetta28 • 6 years ago

                            I have never been a really big fan of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.I have watched the very first one at least....twice.I always manage to forget about it until I see something about it.Then I just roll my eyes and wonder why in gods name do they keep on with it.Now,I will admit this,though they are getting kinda stupid with it,six Saw films?Maybe they can do something new with it.Expand on the story line.Instead of making it one film after another.Make it all one story and tie it together over three movies.

                            Whoops,I went to rambling


                            • chronic • 6 years ago

                              Now what i'm wondering is where can they actually take this and i'm with Vamp...

                              3D is becoming like one of those songs that you keep on hearing and hearing it really begins to start pissing you off every time you hear it.


                              • vampire2000 • 6 years ago

                                Not sure what to think yet... Getting a little tired of 3D, though...


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                                  • bane5000 • 6 years ago

                                    WHOOPIEEEE...{ SARCASTICALLY }


                                    • juiceboxprod7 • 6 years ago

                                      Texas Chainsaw 3d: The End Of Horror As We Know It. Good title?


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