“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Reboot Has Just Found its Directors

Dennis Hopper in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" (1986). Photo by Cannon/Kobal/Shutterstock (5880694d)

Dinner is served once more for Leatherface and the rest of his family of cannibals. The reboot of the classic horror franchise Texas Chainsaw Massacre has found its directors.

Variety reports the reboot will be helmed by brothers Ryan and Andy Tohill, the directors behind The Dig. Chris Thomas Devlin and Fede Alvares will pen the script. Alvarez is known for directing the Evil Dead reboot in 2013.

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie was released in 1974 and was directed by the late Tobe Hooper. It revolved around five people who, on their way to visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas, fall victim to the cannibalistic family.  

The movie had several sequels and remakes since. Michael Bay produced a remake in 2003, with Jessica Biel in the lead. The movie was a box office success, but got largely negative reception by the critics. Later, Bay produced a prequel for the film. Another installment to the franchise is Texas Chainsaw 3D, which also got bad reviews but was successful enough to get a sequel.