New Movie About the Making of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE In The Works

Ambitious Entertainment have announced they're developing a movie about the making of the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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Ambitious Entertainment have announced they’re developing a movie about the making of the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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Ambitious has optioned the rights to Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie. That’s the memoir Leatherface himself, Gunnar Hansen penned in 2013. David Dubos has penned the adaptation of Hansen’s book.

The filmmakers considered the movie to be a dark comedy. It will “purport to bring to the screen all the fun, horror and craziness from the making of the original seminal 1974 Tobe Hooper-directed horror film that cost $140,000 and grossed north of $30 million, spawning knock offs and numerous noisy and bloodier franchise extensions.”

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The filmmakers will begin casting soon.

Here’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre book’s rundown via Amazon:

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre first hit movie screens in 1974. It was reviled and championed. To critics, it was either “a degrading, senseless misuse of film and time” or “an intelligent, absorbing and deeply disturbing horror film“. However, audiences immediately loved it. Banned and celebrated, showcased at the Cannes film festival and included in the New York MoMA’s collection. It has now come to be recognized widely as one of the greatest horror movies of all time.

A six-foot-four poet fresh out of grad school with limited acting experience, Gunnar Hansen played the masked, chain-saw-wielding Leatherface. His terrifying portrayal and the inventive work of the cast and crew would give the film the authentic power of nightmare, even while the gritty, grueling, and often dangerous independent production would test everyone involved, and lay the foundations for myths surrounding the film that endure even today.

Critically-acclaimed author Hansen here tells the real story of the making of the film, its release, and reception, offering unknown behind-the-scenes details, a harrowingly entertaining account of the adventures of low-budget filmmaking, illuminating insights on the film’s enduring and influential place in the horror genre and our culture, and a thoughtful meditation on why we love to be scared in the first place.

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