Now say what you will about Platinum Dunes two at-bats with the cannibalistic inbred Hewitt family - I actually think Nispel's film is one of the more respectful remakes of the new wave of Hollywood's catalog digging - but at least Michael Bay's company kept the film in its 1970s setting. Twisted Pictures, according to Variety, plan to not only bring the Hewitt clan to the present day, but they're going to bring all the meat-hook slamming, skin-wearing, chainsaw-revving imagery into the third dimension to boot.
Ah, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 3D, just what no one asked for... But the grand news doesn't stop there, this newly announced film also has a writer by way of The Grudge's Stephen Susco (though he did also Red, so I'll cut him some slack). No director has been attached yet, but here's hoping that the fledgling studio brings in someone outside of their revolving Saw repertoire, because I won't be able to take Leatherface seriously if he's lit like a sewer and the camera won't stop spinning.
Personally, I'm not all that on board with the idea, but hopefully others are, because unlike the deal Bub Kuhn and original screenwriter Kim Henkel made with Platinum Dunes, Twisted Pictures has actually signed a multi-picture deal this time around.