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).

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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.

Evan Jacobs