According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Liebesman is going back in time, signing on to direct the untitled Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel that Platinum Dunes is producing for New Line Cinema.

As in the first movie, which grossed more than $80 million domestically, the story follows a group of kids who run afoul of chainsaw-wielding psycho Leatherface and his demented family. The story will reveal Leatherface's origins.

The script was written by Sheldon Turner with a rewrite by David Schow. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing via Platinum Dunes. Mike Fleiss also is producing.