“the 30th anniversary of the events which spawned the original cult film classic.”
See also: Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Erica Leerhsen, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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Chain Saw Massacre Castings
R. Lee Ermey (The Frighteners) has joined the cast of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre remake, playing Sheriff Hoyt. Also in the ensemble are Terrance Evans and Marietta Marich, playing “creepy townspeople” Old Monty and Luda May; the identity of the actor playing Leatherface still has yet to be revealed.
Far to close to the heels of the Dawn of the Dead remake announcement comes a report from Creature Corner that Michael Bay wants to remake the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the 21st century by Bay's new production company, Platinum Dunes, created to make low-budget feature films. According to Creature Corner, the remake of Massacre will be told in flashback format from the perspective of Sally Hardesty (played in the original film by Marilyn Burns). After surviving Leatherface's house of horror, Sally will tell her terrifying tale to authorities and the audience follows along for the ride.
13th Street has added that Platnum Dunes must now own the rights to the property because the search for a screenwriter is already underway. The film will cost somewhere between $5 million to $10 million dollars. "These films will be done on the cheap," Bay told Vairety when Platinum Dunes was first announced. "We don't want to do a lot of pictures, no more than a couple a year... these small films have a lot of profit potential. You can make them for $5 million, and if they have two good weekends, they're wildly profitable."