The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D dominated the box office on its opening day, and now a report has surfaced suggesting a sequel is already underway before the current film’s opening weekend has a chance to wrap up.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Lionsgate was pleased enough with the $10.2 million opening day haul and projection for a $20 to $22 million opening weekend for Texas Chainsaw 3D that word was given on Saturday to push forward with a sequel. No other information about the sequel is known at this time, but you can bet it will be a direct continuation of the current film that serves as a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 original classic film.
BD’s sources have told them that the Texas Chainsaw 3D producers have locked up the rights to produce up to seven films based on the horror franchise (including this current one). One possible thought process is that Leatherface will become a version of Jigsaw and see many more adventures as part of a new signature franchise for the studio.
It will be interesting to see how well Texas Chainsaw 3D holds up through Sunday and into next week. Horror films are generally front-heavy in their box office ticket receipts, and this one should prove to continue that trend. Regardless, it looks like Leatherface is already gearing up for another bloody good time.
Source: Bloody Disgusting