TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Directors Replaced One Week Into Filming; All Scenes Trashed
How's that for a big ole' fuck you Charlie?
According to Deadline, only one week into filming the Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel (which takes place after the original Tobe Hooper classic and in present day) the directors Andy & Ryan Tohill have been replaced due to "creative differences."
Legendary Pictures apparently saw a weeks worth of filming on the project and decided to effectively shit can everything that had been filmed to that point and hire a new Captain in Tejano director David Blue Garcia. Tejano can currently be seen on HBO.
The project is being produced by Evil Dead (2013) and Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez who awkwardly told Variety when the Tohill's were hired:
“The Tohill’s vision is exactly what the fans want. It’s violent, exciting and so depraved that it will stay with you forever.”
You keep saying that word, forever. I don't think it means what you think it means. I'm kidding and in all honesty I feel like shit for the Tohill's, not knowing any of the circumstances.
All I know is that Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been in troubled waters before and the last two iterations sucked almost as badly as having someone who doesn't shower wear your face. The Platinum Dunes efforts were worthy but since then we haven't gotten as much as a decent fart in the wind from this franchise.
Hopefully the change is for good reason and makes all this for the better. Still, it sucks to hear that anybody lost out on an opportunity. Here's hoping it opens an even better door for them and that this film doesn't end up as stinky as Leatherface's old socks. Or anything of his, really. There's no way anything in that dudes house doesn't smell like skin and butt.