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EXCL: Burg Talks Twisted Pictures' Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
Source:Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor
October 14, 2009

Producer Mark Burg has added a new member to the Twisted Pictures family. Last week, it was announced the house of Saw had acquired the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a new film was underway. Nothing related to the remake and prequel Platinum Dunes had released in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

"Platinum Dunes had a one off deal, then I guess they got into a disagreement with the rights holders," Burg tells exclusively. " Carl Mazzacone, who works for us, set up a meeting for myself and [original Chainsaw co-writer] Kim Henkel, we flew down and closed the deal in the room."

Writing the latest entry in the Chainsaw saga, which has wildly steered all over the map in regards to characters, is Stephen Susco (The Grudge). "What we're going to do with it is bring it to 2010," says Burg. "Make it current day and come up with a new story that takes some of the basic plot points, if you will, and make it a current day movie. I don't want to make another Chainsaw in the '70s, that doesn't thrill me."

"I haven't seen first draft yet, but we're working on it," he adds. "Stephen's such a smart guy. We're coming up with the idea. It's a 'what if?' It's 35 years later, there's a relative going back. Why is he going back? I don't want to set it in a dusty town. How do we make it more urban but keep that feel. There will be some relatives, some new people. There's still the subtext of 'are they eating these people?' The whole idea of cannibalism, we're bringing it back."

Burg says they're still putting together all of the puzzle pieces, creatively-speaking, and a number of directors have come forward interested in ushering Leatherface into a new era. And in a new dimension, no less. The new Massacre will take place in 3-D.

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Posted by: Boogeyshoes on October 14, 2009 at 17:09:45

"There's still the subtext of are they eating these people?"

This guy thinks cannibalism is a *subtext* in the TCM films?!

Posted by: Toyland Chairman on October 14, 2009 at 18:26:17

Modern times? That doesn't sound so bad. Hopefully the film isn't like THE BEGINNING only set in 2010. Not that BEGINNING was horrible, just it was really just gore and violence. TCM 2 is a great film, took place in modern times, and didn't just rehash the original like the other ones did. But of course, I doubt most people would want something like that.

Posted by: michaelmatz on October 14, 2009 at 18:37:04

'70s, that doesn't thrill me."

I like how Mark Burg thinks this movie is being made just 4 him

Posted by: jessica on October 14, 2009 at 19:33:58

I can wait so much for this, they are going to screw up the franchise

Posted by: Dservin2you on October 14, 2009 at 19:43:06

if they remade the TCM2, id be completely up for it.
a vigilante sherriff bent on revenge on the texas family for killing a relative? now there's a film.
although that does sound a lot like Devil's Rejects.

Posted by: Alexandre' Poss on October 14, 2009 at 20:09:57

I hope they bring back the Hewitt Plantation :)
I'm thinking that since their house has been in their family for generations, it must've been a plantation and plus it kinda looks like one but creepy :)

Posted by: robg on October 14, 2009 at 20:24:41

To hell with the Hewitt's!

The only Leatherface family I recognize are the Sawyers!

Let's just forget about the Platinum Dunes ones for now and relish in the original series.

Posted by: Leatherface_costanza on October 14, 2009 at 20:50:15

I check this and various other sites on a tri-daily basis hoping for some, ANY update about a possible addition to the family of Chainsaw films. My dreams have come true. Whether this movie ever comes to fruition or not, I'm just happy that we're still here talking about the franchise 35 years later. I'll catch some slack for this, but the original Chainsaw is EASILY the greatest horror film ever made, which is why it's still out there and the concept hasn't died. Thank you, Internet Gods.

Posted by: Violent P(oultry) on October 14, 2009 at 20:53:06

From the way it sounds, its as if they're following the same story pattern from the beginning in the 70s and if thats so...Leatherface is gonna be OLD. Anyone up to hope maybe Gunnar Hansen is convinced to come back to this role one last time? And instead of killing oversized mosquitos, its innocent folk?

Posted by: coryf on October 14, 2009 at 22:04:40

even though i didn't like the two new one one bit. i much rather have it in the 70's because that is my favorite year of movies, music, hair style, and books and it brings me into a year i wish i was in know.

Posted by: hotzodpockets on October 14, 2009 at 23:58:18

For the CAST:

Jensen Ackles.


Jared Padelecki.


Posted by: GammaBob on October 15, 2009 at 00:18:48

Like the last 2 weren't torture porn enough? Now it's being turned over to these guys?? ugh..

And what's with the contemporary setting? Does that mean leatherface will be like 70 years old? Or am I to understand that this is yet ANOTHER remake. A remake of a remake??

Posted by: Spanish39 on October 15, 2009 at 02:42:57

URBAN? Seriously? An urban TCM? So Leatherface in New York/LA.Chicago? He would be shot on sight, Maybe I am missing the idea or not connecting on what "urban" means to this dude. Someone want to fill me in?

Posted by: BlackMerkaba on October 15, 2009 at 05:43:04

I'm not connecting on this all the way either.. I hope they dont turn it into saw jr. But ive been hoping for a new CM so here we goooo. We shall see.

Posted by: devilman on October 15, 2009 at 10:49:13

Stick to the feel of the 1st re-make the origin movie sucked it was all things I didn't care about or need to know. Keep Andrew Bryniarski as Leatherface and bring back DENNIS HOPPER!!!

Posted by: Tyler Haslett on October 15, 2009 at 11:21:50

If Burg is such a hot ****, lets see him develop ORIGINAL ideas and not think of a million ways to re-invent the wheel.
I can read exactly what he's saying and it is this, mark my words:
1. A bunch of ***gy good looking actors, caught in distress
2. Reimaginings of the sawyer clan, (chop top, hitchiker, etc)
3. Solely made for a profit.

Twisted Pictures took the Saw label, and ruined it. Why do so many companies do this? Simple, out of ideas. Get the **** out of hollywood, or burn the place down and let people worth a damn come in and show these kids how its done.

Posted by: David on October 15, 2009 at 13:10:52

How about "Leatherface VS Machette"? The Chainsaw family moves to the big Texas city of Houston, TX(or Dallas?) to escape the recession era of their small Texas Town. The family decides to start killing off Mexican day laborers, their main job competitors. Then they **** with the wrong Mexican and its Machette VS Leatherface!!

Posted by: elijah doumbia on October 15, 2009 at 16:15:35

i think this movie will kick ass and i love the 3d scary movies it makes me feel like i am really in the movie and i always wanted to be in a movie and i love Mark Burges idea when he wants the movie to be in the current day.

Posted by: Nico on October 15, 2009 at 17:18:32

Going urban? The whole point of the original was the setting. These producers over think this stuff and end up making the same pile of crap that everyone else does. I can see it now. Leatherface Takes Los Angeles.

Posted by: Eo on October 15, 2009 at 23:28:25

Written by the guy who wrote The Grudge..My expectations just became really low

Posted by: choptop on October 16, 2009 at 02:13:54

in regards to the first comment:

its fairly subtle in the first one, theres a few creepy shots of meat being cooked at a store but you arent really sure whats going on. its the second one that went over the top (in every possible, amazing, way) showing them making the meat into chili. Even then they never really say it...

its the meat, gotta have prime meat. and i have a good eye, for prime meat!

Posted by: danny glover on October 16, 2009 at 16:18:26

dont leather face have one arm now?

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