Netflix has unveiled their first real trailer for the continuation of their Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. Leatherface: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2 is seen through the perspective of a young girl who is on the run from her family’s killer, Leatherface. Framed as a sequel to the original film, this movie picks up 50 years later following Leatherface’ s initial blood-curdling rampage and his disappearance into hiding. Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their pals Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson) travel to the isolated town of Harlow, Texas, in order to start an idealistic new company. Their fantasy soon becomes a living hell when they inadvertently disrupt Leatherface’s home, the deranged serial killer who left his blood-soaked history haunting the region’s residents – including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the lone surviving of his infamous 1973 massacre who is driven by vengeance.
There have been two additional attempts at straight sequels to the original film in the last decade, with 2022 being the third attempt. None of them were connected to each other.That’s a lot of snarls of continuity, but the main distinction between Texas Chainsaw and Halloween is that the Akkad family have been involved from the beginning with Halloween, so there’s usually a relatively tight creative hand that wants to pay homage to the past as much as possible, even in reboots. It’s usually a new cast of characters who believe they can right the wrongs committed in previous sequel.
The film is based on the characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper. Story by Fede Álvarez & Rodo Sayagues. To the left of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre is Golden Globe winner Elsie Fisher, who stars opposite Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Moe Dunford (The Dig), Alice Krige (Star Trek), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Nell Hudson (Victoria), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat), Original star Gunnar Hansen has died in 2015, so Mark Burnham (Wrong Cops) is set to play “Old Man Leatherface” in the new film, while Olwen Fouéré (Mandy) will be playing Sally Hardesty from the original film, actress Marilyn Burns who originated the character having passed away in 2014.