Shock has a few words from producer Mark Burg on where he'd like to see Leatherface go for his next flick, and here's a key passage: "What we're going to do with it is bring it to 2010 ... Make it current day and come up with a new story that takes some of the basic plot points, if you will, and make it a current day movie. I don't want to make another Chainsaw in the '70s, that doesn't thrill me." Now, before you crucify the guy for daring to take the Chainsaw out of the '70s, think about it: I agree with Mr. Burg. No matter how iconic that setting is ... it's been done (and done damn well) several times already. The screenwriter on the clock is Mr. Stephen Susco, he of both American Grudge flicks and the solid indie thriller Red.
So the Platinum Dunes fellows managed to bat .500 with this legendary horror franchise. Only seems fair to give the new guys the same shot. For more on the early stages of the next Chainsaw outing, check STYD.