The directors who were at the helm before, left after one week of shooting, but that will not stop “Texas Chainsaw” sequel from production. It has been confirmed that David Blue Garcia of “Tejano” fame will be the one to steer the wheel now.
The upcoming film from Legendary Pictures Production will undergo a revamp just a week into the production.
Deadline has confirmed that the directors Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill will no longer be the part of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” because they have been fired by Legendary which has cited “creative differences” as the reason for such drastic action. Reportedly, Legendary was not happy with the footage they produced in one week.
David Blue Garcia, who holds the pedigree of directing an independent film “Tejano” which budgeted around $58000, will take over the action from now.
Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill who are known for directing the “The Dig” were recruited by Legendary in February of this year.
“Texas Chainsaw” will be a direct sequel to the 1974 classic movie “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” which was directed by Tobe Hooper. The sequel will ignore the events of the previous sequels and will take up matters from the end of the 1974 classic. It follows the same route as the 2018 film “Halloween” directed by David Gordon Green which was also a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name and was directed by John Carpenter.
Deadline reports that the ensemble cast of “Texas Chainsaw” includes Elsie Fisher of “Eighth Grade” fame, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford, and Sarah Yarkin.
The decision to relieve Andy and Ryan Tohill from their duties was made by Legendary Entertainment in the last two days. Legendary will dump the footage from that one week, and David Blue Garcia will be starting from the start imposing his own creativity on the scene.
Fede Alvarez will co-produce the film under the banner of Bad Hombre company which has ties with Legendary.
It is imperative to note that Alvarez did speak highly of the fired duo as he said they would create “what the audience needs” and the film is violent “that it would stay with the audience for a long time.”
Alvarez, who is known for directing horror films like “Evil Dead” and “Don’t Breathe” did not make any comment about the firing of Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill. The story for the sequel has been written by Chris Thomas Devlin.
The audience will be expecting the sequel to deliver something but the bar is already very high since the original film is a cult classic and is considered as one of the greatest horror films of all times alongside The Shining, The Exorcist and Psycho.
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