The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: According to Variety, New Line and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will make a prequel to their remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

After staving off a Dimension bid for the project that wound up costing New Line an extra $3 million to keep the franchise in its fold, the studio has set The Longest Yard scribe Sheldon Turner to write the script. Bay, Mike Fleiss, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing.

Turner just completed a polish of Scott Kosar's script for a remake of The Amityville Horror at MGM and Dimension. That pic is being produced by Platinum Dunes, and Turner's work, plus his idea for the prequel, led Bay's company to move toward a second film.

The drama revolves around a group of sibling soldiers who cross paths with chainsaw-wielding lead character.

Brian B.