Twisted Pictures (“Saw” films) are closing a deal to take over the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise, reports Variety.
The producer/financier is in talks to partner in the films with Lionsgate, which has distributed all the movies in the “Saw” series, including the Oct. 23 release of Saw VI.
The plan is to contemporize the storyline for a 3D film that would be written by Stephen Susco (The Grudge). Carl Mazzocone, Mark Burg and Oren Koules will produce.
The new series had been launched at New Line with a remake and a prequel produced by Platinum Dunes.
The Twisted Pictures deal is for multiple films, adds the trade.