Back in February we reported that Tobe Hooper's classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was getting rebooted. Well actually a sequel to Hooper's classic; similar to what Blumhouse have done with Halloween. Anyways the film is being produced by Fede Alvarez and was being directed by the Tohill Brothers. But it appears the production has run into issues already.
As revealed by Deadline earlier today, the Tohill Brothers have departed the project and production has been temporarily shut down a mere week into production.
"A week into production and there has been major behind-the-scenes bloodletting on Legendary's sequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Texas Directors Andy & Ryan Tohill have exited a film that was a week into production in Bulgaria over some creative differences."
Filming halted as Legendary have hired David Blue Garcia as the replacement director. As explained by Deadline, all footage that has already been shot will be scrapped completely.
"Sources said the abrupt change was made over the last 48 hours, because financier Legendary didn’t spark to what it saw. So Garcia will be re-shooting from scratch."
Not much is known about the storyline as of yet but the film is said to "return to the roots of the Hooper and Kim Henkel creation that was considered one of the scariest films of its era. The present-day film brings Leatherface back to terrifying life for a new generation."
The cast features Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Jacob Latimore and Moe Dunford. More to follow.