Legendary has revealed the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre teaser for Netflix’s newest installment to the iconic slasher horror franchise, which will see the long-awaited return of Leatherface. The film is scheduled to make its debut next year on February 18, exclusively on Netflix.
The video, which you can check out below, provides us our first glimpse at the some of the horror icon’s upcoming gruesome kills. Despite producer Fede Alvarez previously saying that Leatherface has been in hiding for a very long time and is actually trying to be a good person, we see the killer go back to his violent ways.
Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre serves as a continuation of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel’s 1974 seminal horror classic, reintroducing one of the most iconic villains of the horror genre to a whole new generation.
“It takes place years after the shocking events of the original, in a setting where Leatherface hasn’t been seen or heard from since,” according to Netflix and Legendary. “The film seeks to pick up where the Hooper and Kim Henkel film initially left off, bringing the most notorious franchise back to life in the same bold and provocative manner that it was first introduced.”
The sequel stars Golden Globe nominee Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Mark Burnham (Wrong Cops), Moe Dunford (The Dig), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy), Alice Krige (Star Trek), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Nell Hudson (Victoria), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat), Sam Douglas (Snatch), William Hope (Dark Shadows), and Jolyon Coy (War & Peace).
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is directed by David Blue Garcia (Tejano) from a screenplay written by Chris Thomas Devlin (Cobweb), based on a story by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.