Leatherface is on Hold – No Texas Chainsaw Sequel Just Yet

Chris Savage

I knew something was a little bit fishy when the title to the sequel was announced as Texas Chainsaw 4 from the folks over at Deadline, in reality it turned out to be a typo and as for a sequel? Well, I think someone has been jumping the gun or should I say chainsaw a bit.

According to Deadline, Millennium Films chief Avi Lerner told Deadline that a sequel was going ahead via Millennium Films, however, the green light wasn’t Avi’s to give and in fact no sequel plans have even been made yet.

But even with this you know a sequel is just around the corner, I mean this sucker beat out such films like The Hobbit, Django Unchained and Les Miserables, pretty impressive if you ask me.

In any event, the actual rights holder to the Chainsaw franchise, Mark Burg, told the site;

“The rights are controlled by Carl and Main Line Pictures, no matter what Millennium says, Millennium simply sold the foreign rights and they will not tell us when a sequel is ready to be made. The script was developed by Carl, myself and writer/director John Luessenhop. Millennium and about ten producers came aboard only when we needed their check. Maybe they’re looking for something to sell at Berlin, but they have no right to announce this sequel and if we make another it has to be as good or better than this one and that takes time.”

Unfortunately no sequel just yet, but this is by no means the end of Leatherface, expect many sequels to follow, the chainsaw is back!


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      1. Matt January 10, 2013 at 7:59 am

        Oh yeah, a sequel is absolutely around the corner. Beating out those movies in Oscar season is HUGE. I feel sometimes, though, that studios announce a sequel and retort the comment only to see how fans react. I feel that is what killed the sequel to the Friday the 13th remake. Either way, more leatherface is always good to me!

        • Deth_Banger January 10, 2013 at 8:31 am

          Absolutely dude, no question. Saying that, I’m still holding out for another Robert Englund Elm Street movie, heck, one can dream, right?

      2. Don J Krouskop January 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        So instead of interpreting this as a positive (i.e. “Millennium wants a sequel right away, so let’s cash in!”), Mark Burg would rather play petulant child and cry “The rights are ours! You can’t have them!”? Good business sense, Mark. Way to strike while the iron is hot. Is he honestly telling us that Main Line set this new direction for the TCM franchise but have done no planning whatsoever for a follow-up? Because that speaks volumes about their company, and about the individuals’ respective commitment to the property. If I’d just made a low-budget horror sequel that surprised everyone at the box office, I’d be THRILLED to hear that a major player in that film is eager to make another, and I wouldn’t hesitate to get that follow-up rolling after the last one made such a big splash. I can just about guarantee that in a year, Burg and his Main Line compatriots will be giving Brad Fuller-like interviews saying that they have a TCM follow-up all ready to go, but the studio is no longer interested. And why? Because the knuckleheads at Main Line lack even a rudimentary understanding of how the movie business works, and mistakenly believe that Hollywood is just sitting there waiting for their call saying “We have an idea for a sequel!” Bah.