Some breaking news to add a little startle to your Sunday afternoon. Iconic Texas Chainsaw alumnus Bill Moseley, who created one of the single most crazed villains in horror history in Chop-Top, is getting revved up to return to the franchise that put him on the horror map.
Even cooler? Dread Central has learned he’s been cast in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (aka Leatherface 3D) as a character named “Drayton”, an obvious nod to actor Jim Siedow, who appeared in the first two films. More on who this character will be, we’re hoping for a cook, soon.
Leatherface 3D, directed by John Luessenhop and penned by Debra Sullivan, Adam Marcus and Stephen Susco, with the most recent drafts by Kirsten Elms and Luessenhop, is a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic 1974 film. In it we follow the lead character, Heather, who, along with her friends, travels to Texas in order to collect an inheritance. The spin? Said inheritance comes with a cousin who goes by the name of Leatherface. That’s right, the character of Heather will now own one of the sickest mass murderers of the 20th century. Not sure how that’s all going to play out or even if that is the direction the plot will stay in, but we shall see.
It should also be noted that whoever lands the lead role of “Heather” will be locked in for multiple sequels, along with the town’s “Sheriff Hooper” and his trusty sidekicks, “Farnsworth” and “Deputy Carl Hartman.”
The film is continuing casting right now for a summer shoot in Shreveport, Louisiana under the title Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. More soon.
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