TCM Prequel Leatherface Gets 1/2/17 Release
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fans will be excited to learn that the prequel Leatherface is set for a January 2, 2017 release date. That’s right it appears the highly anticipated Leatherface origin story is set to hit theaters on January 2, 2017. IMDb (Internet Movie Database) updated the movie release date this weekend.
Leatherface is directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury with the screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood. The film stars Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff, and Nicole Andrews. The movie was filmed in Bulgaria. This marks the first time a film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise was shot outside of the United States. Leatherface was produced by Campbell Grobman Films with Lionsgate as the distributor.
The quiet IMDb release update is somewhat concerning and has many horror fans crying foul. January is often times seen as a dump month for Hollywood movie releases. It’s unclear if Lionsgate is dumping the film on the market but there are several signs that have me concerned. Leatherface isn’t listed on the Lionsgate publicity website. There has been no trailer or teaser released for the film. And the director and writer associated with the film are somewhat inexperienced. And how do you not film a Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise movie in Texas? That’s just plain wrong.
But here is what we do know:
IMDb says it’s to be released January 2, 2017 and is Rated R.
The movie is set to be a prequel to the 1974 original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
We have a synopsis, 2 posters, and several stills.
Synopsis: Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.