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Texas Chainsaw Prequel Gets Director

Platinum Dunes has hired Jonathan Liebesman (DARKNESS FALLS) to helm the untitled prequel to the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake, according to HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing the film for New Line Cinema, who will have Toby Emmerich, Mark Ordesky and Guy Stodel shepherding. Sheldon Turner wrote the first version of the script with David Schow providing a rewrite. The film will probably start filming in late summer in Austin, Texas. The prequel will tell the story of the first group of teens to fall pray to Leatherface and his demented family.

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