Today we've got another brand-new trailer for Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury's Leatherface, the long-in-development prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. As you may or may not already know, Leatherface is (another) origin story, one which will finally fill us in (again) on how Leather became Leather.
If you're anything like me, you might feel like this franchise has long since run out of gas (that was a chainsaw pun and you're welcome), but on the Real Talk™ tip? Between this trailer and the last one, we think Leatherface looks pretty goddamn good.
Take a look at this.
In case the above wasn't clear, here's a plot synopsis via Entertainment Weekly:
"Set years before the events of Chain Saw Massacre, the film finds the youngest child of the infamous Sawyer family sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teenager kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities, including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface."
The gimmick here, apparently, is that we won't know which of these escaped inmates is Leatherface. Four inmates will escape with that nurse, and one of them will eventually grow into the face-wearing, chainsaw-wielding superfreak we all know and love. As far as hooks-to-hang-your-horror-movie-on go (that, too, was a pun, and I'll put it on your tab), it's a pretty good one, and we're curious to see how it'll work in practice.
Leatherface arrives on September 21st via DirecTV, and will hit theaters and OnDemand the following month, on October 20th. You folks as curious as we are about this one, or are you ready for this franchise to be put to bed? Sound off below.