It’s been a wee while since we last mentioned director John Luessenhop’s sequel to Tobe Hopper’s classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but that’s OK as, despite having its release pushed back several months, the film is still very much on the way, and if the recent rating doled out by the US MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is anything to go by, we may just be in for a bloody good time.
The film has received its rating. A solid R rating, with the MPAA citing “strong, grisly violence and language throughout.” as their reason.
That’s fine by me.
The synopsis is as follows,
Twenty years ago the town of Newt, Texas, exacted vengeance on the Sawyer family for their role in assisting and concealing murders committed by the chainsaw-wielding maniac Jeb Sawyer, aka “Leatherface”. The entire family was presumed killed when Burt Hartman led the townspeople to burn down their farmhouse, but the Sawyer infant survived and was secretly taken away by two of the vigilante townies, Gavin and Arlene, and raised as their daughter, Heather.
It’s not until she’s in her twenties that Heather learns that she’s adopted. A lawyer for her grandmother tracks her down with word she’s been left an inheritance. Angry at her parents for lying to her, she sets out for Texas on a road trip with her boyfriend, Ryan; friends Nikki and Kenny; and Darryl, a hitchhiker they pick up on the way.
A direct sequel to Hooper’s film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D stars Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), stepping into the shoes of the sadly departed Jim Siedow in the role of Drayton Sawyer, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood and Trey Songz. Dan Yeager is taking on the role of Leatherface. Original alumni set to make cameos include the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, John Dugan (reprising his role as Grandpa) and Tobe Hooper himself.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is slated for a UK release on January 4th, 2013, Check back soon for our recent interview with Bill Moseley.