‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Álvarez Producing Next ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Film

IndieWire | 9/19/2019 | Staff
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Leatherface is coming back to cinemas again. Again.

Adding to eight already-existing films in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise will be a new film from Legendary Entertainment and producer Fede Álvarez. The Uruguayan director last brought the sleeper hit chamber thriller “Don’t Breathe” to the big screen in 2016. In 2013, Álvarez rebooted “Evil Dead,” based on Sam Raimi’s franchise.

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According to Bloody Disgusting, Álvarez will produce the latest version of the Tobe Hooper horror movie universe, with no director or writer attached yet. It seems that Legendary is also looking to take a page from David Gordon Green’s 2018 “Halloween” restart, and Tim Miller’s upcoming “Terminator: Dark Fate.” While the former film was a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original, Miller’s “Terminator” take is a direct sequel to James Cameron’s “Judgment Day.”

Álvarez, who’s searching for a director to attach to this latest “Chainsaw Massacre,” was last seen behind the camera directing “The Crown” Emmy winner Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander in the poorly received “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” Yet his previous film, “Don’t Breathe,” earned an astonishing $157 million box office on a shoestring budget. That super-scary film centers on a break-in gone...
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