Judging by the new details, it appears this sequel will be more in tone to Tobe Hooper’s original film, but I guess we will have to wait and see if it indeed is.
So, with much thanks to the guys over at What’s Playing with have an excerpt of what appears to be the plot, so beware, spoilers are afoot.
“The new film, set today, will see the authorities and some angry townspeople ambushing the Sawyer home – where Jeb Stuart is accused of carrying out his butchering.
Hooper, the local by-the-book sheriff, had agreed to give Leatherface/Jeb Sawyer a fair trial and grant him a good lawyer…. But that’s before local mayor Burt Hartman, an imposing town tough-guy, arrives with a mob to see that the murderer/s don’t even make it past their front door. Though they both want justice, Hooper and Burt have different methods. Things escalate when Burt’s mob start tying ropes to trees, prepping for a hanging, and ultimately throw a flaming cocktail into the Sawyer home… burning the place, and it’s residents (including Jeb’s father, Drayton, played by Bill Moseley), to the ground.
Goodbye Sawyers… goodbye Leatherface?”
To check out the rest head on over to the link above, I’m intrigued to see this one but of course I’m very sceptical at the same time, I’m sure more news will be unveiled in the weeks to come.