Texas Chainsaw 3D is an upcoming 3D horror film and the seventh film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. It is a direct sequel to the 1974 original film, immediately picking up where it left off. Filming began in late July 2011 and the movie is to be released January 4, 2013.
The movie opens up by following the events of the first movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Sawyer family are hiding inside their house, while the Sherif pulls up in front of the house. He demands that Drayton Sawyer comes outside and brings his son, Jed (Leatherface). When the family won't come out, a bunch of townies pull up and start to shoot at the house and eventually burn it down. Heathers mother manages to escape but was killed by a townie who took Heather. The townie then showed Heather to his wife, who noticed that Heather had a burn of an "S" on her chest from her mothers necklace. Heather was then adopted on to the couple.
Years later Heather has grown up and in 2012 she finds out that she inherited a house in Newt, Texas. Travelling with her friends to Texas to collect her inheritance, they pick up a hitchhiker who travels along with them. In Newt, Heater is met by a real-estate agent who informs her, that the house is now hers and that she cannot sell it. In addition to this, the real-estate agent hands her a letter from her grandmother Loretta Sawyer. Heather and her friends now go to investigate the house. While the rest of the gang travels back to town the hitchhiker, Darryl, stays back at the house and starts to clean out anything valuable inside. While looking for goods, he finds a door in the kitchen and goes down to the basement. Here, he finds a large metal door and as he attempts to open it, Leatherface, now known as "Jed", busts out and kills him instantly. When Heather and the gang are in town, they meet Burt Hartman, who offers to buy the house from her. Heather reclines and they return to the house where they find out that Darryl has ripped them off.
The gang decides to shake it off and while Heathers friend Nikki smokes a joint, Nikkis boyfriend Kenny cooks dinner for them all. When Kenny notices the door in the kitchen, he goes to investigate and is killed by Leatherface. While the rest of the gang seem to not notice, Nikki goes up to Ryan and alerts him that there is something he has to see and the two of them go to the barn to investigate. Here, Nikki undresses and we learn that they are having an affair behind Heathers back. While Heather is now alone in the house, she suddenly sees Leatherface in the kitchen, cutting off fingers from a hand he collected. As she screamingly runs outside, Leatherface follows her while yielding his chainsaw. Heather attempts to hide inside a coffin in the Sawyers graveyard but Leatherface finds her and tries to cut her, while inside the coffin. As Ryan and Nikki hears the chainsaw, they run out of the barn both half-naked. They see Leatherface in the distance and yells at him, only to panic when they see him running towards them with his chainsaw. The two of them run into the barn and as Ryan tries to lock the door, Nikki finds a shotgun. She shoots at the door but is not sure that she hit Leatherface. Suddenly they see two headlights coming through the door and the van bursts inside with Heather in the frontseat. She demands that they get in. They drive out of the barn and down to the metalgate which requires a security code in order to open. Ryan attempts to drive through the gate, but fails and the car dies. Nikki, who is now in the backseat, sees Leatherface running up to the car and he almost gets to them, but they drive through the gate. Just on the other side of the gate, the car dies again and Leatherface slashes the front tire and when Ryan tries to drive away, the car crashes.
While waking up from the crash, Nikki and Heather see that Ryan is dead. Leatherface comes up to the car and tries to kill them and cuts Nikki. Heather manages to get out of the car and lures Leatherface through the woods and into a carnival. A policeman sees Leatherface chasing Heather and holds him at gunpoint just as Leatherface throws his chainsaw at him, and disappears into the woods. Heather is taken to the station where she is informed about the Sawyer family. When she learns that several townspeople wiped out her entire family, she writes "MURDERERS" on a picture of the group of townspeople who did it. She leaves the station.
Back at the Sawyer residence, a policeman is investigating the crash of the car while on the phone with the Sherif. The Sherif orders the policeman to stand down but the policeman investigates the house, while sending live footage via his cellphone. The policeman notices several bloodtrails and just as he is about to leave, he hears a noise coming from the freezer. He opens the freezer in one quick movement and shoots before he realizes that Nikki was inside. Back at the station, the Sherif is accompanied by Burt Hartman, the man who was the instigator and ultimately responsible for the Sawyer family's death. They both attempt to calm down the policeman at the Sawyer residence but he is killed at the house. When the Sherif and Burt realize that Heather is gone, Burt sets out to find her, wanting to kill her in order to protect himself and to keep the truth a secret.
After Heather leaves the policestation, she meets up with the real-estate agent from earlier at a bar. He explains to her, that he met with Loretta and Jed 4 months ago and that Jed had a mindset like an 8-year-old. When Burt Hartman comes into the bar Heather runs away and Burt attacks the real-estate agent. Heather runs into the street and is hit by a car. She runs away and stops a policecar. Upon learning that the policeman is the son of Burt Hartman, Heather is locked inside the car and is taking to the meat factory where her biological family worked. Back at the police station, the Sherif tracks the policecar over a GPS system and sees that it is heading towards the meat factory. He then rushes outside.
When Heather and the policeman arrive at the meat factory, Burt Hartman and his friend Ollie are already there. They take her inside and tie her arms with rope onto two metal bars. When Leatherface arrives, he notices the scar on Heathers breast and frees her from the ropes. Leatherface is then captured by Ollie and Burt and they tie a chain around his neck. The chain slowly pulls Leatherface towards a meat grinder. While Heather is now free, she picks up a metal rake and stabs Ollie to death. She then throws the chainsaw over to Leatherface and says "Do your thing, cuz.", meaning that Heather wants him to kill Burt. While this is happening, the Sherif shows up and holds up his gun and points at Leatherface. Heather pleads for him not to shoot and he looks away. Leatherface then removes the chain from his neck and him and Burt battle. The Sherif takes off. When Burt falls into the grinder, he is barely holding on. Leatherface then cuts off his wrists and Burt falls into the grinder.
Heather and Leatherface travel back to the house where Heather cleans him up. She tries to take off his mask but he refuses. She then reads the letter from her grandmother which says that "it is now your turn". The movie ends with Heather putting on her Grandmothers necklace and caring for Leatherface as she did.
The cast list was released in a Lionsgate press release on July 19, 2011.
- Alexandra Daddario as Heather Miller
- Trey Songz as Ryan, Heather's boyfriend.
- Tania Raymonde as Nikki, Heather's best friend.
- Keram Malicki-Sanchez as Kenny, Ryan's friend
- Shaun Sipos as Darryl, "a hitchhiker along for the ride who knows more than he lets on".
- Thom Barry as Sheriff Hooper
- James MacDonald as Officer Marvin
- Paul Rae as Burt Hartman, the town mayor.
- Scott Eastwood as Deputy Carl Hartman, "a young officer who is battling a powerful attraction to Heather while hunting Leatherface".
- Bill Moseley as Drayton Sawyer
- Dan Yeager as Leatherface
- Richard Riehle as Farnsworth, the Sawyer family attorney.
- John Dugan as Grandpa Sawyer
- Marilyn Burns as Verna Carson
- Gunnar Hansen also has a cameo
In January 2007, when asked if a third film continuing the plot of the 2006 remake, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning was in production, producer Bradley Fuller stated that there were no future plans for Platinum Dunes to continue the franchise. In October 2009, Twisted Pictures landed a deal with the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre rights-holders Bob Kuhn and Kim Henkel after discussions with Platinum Dunes fell apart. The deal is for multiple films. Carl Mazzocone signed on to produce The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, with Avi Lerner and Mark Burg serving as executive producers It was written by Debra Sullivan and Adam Marcus, with later drafts by Kirsten Elms and John Luessenhop. Luessenhop will also direct.
The film moved into pre-production in June 2011. Principal photography began in late July 2011 at Millennium Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Filming of a pool party sequence took place on August 1. In late August, production moved to Mansfield at the Courthouse Square and the city's Sheriff's office.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is scheduled for an October 5, 2012 release. Lionsgate has the United States distribution rights and Nu Image will handle international sales beginning at the Cannes Film Festival.
An official PR release says The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is scheduled for January 4, 2013 release
- Bill Moseley played Chop Top in the 1986 sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
- Jim Siedow played the Drayton Sawyer in the first two films.
- Marilyn Burns previously played Sally Hardesty, the original films lead.
- Gunnar Hansen previously played Leatherface in the original movie.
- Lionsgate, known for the Saw franchise aswell as Hostel are the current owners of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.