New details on Leatherface and the story for the reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TTCM) have emerged online via The Illuminerdi (TI). Here’s everything you need to know.
THE NEW LEATHERFACE OF TTCM REBOOT
According to the latest casting call (via TI), the production is looking for a new Leatherface. Interestingly enough, the character is listed as Leatherface aka Kenny. There have been several different interpretations of the infamous killer in the past, having been renamed several times in various “origin stories”.
The Leatherface of the Tohill-directed reboot is 60-years-old and characterised as having a large build. He’s not a bodybuilder, but may even be slightly obese. He also wears church clothes that are fitted too tightly.
The iconic killer is additionally described as complex, even though he is also listed as a non-speaking role. He primarily expresses himself with guttural noises that range from a howling belly laugh to a pig-like squeal. His time spent inside watching TV is something that triggers his laughter.
It has also been revealed that he shields his face in an effort to avoid having his picture being taken. According to TI, there currently isn’t any information on the origin of Leatherface’s new human skin mask. However, whatever the production team comes up with will surely be terrifying.
The one person who can calm Kenny is Mrs. Mc. She is 70 – 80-years-old and appears to be a warm, honest lady who has fostered abandoned children for decades. According to TI, the production is casting all ethnicities for Mrs Mc, who despite having a positive outlook, is on the brink of being evicted from her rural Texas home.
THE NEW STORY FOR TTCM REBOOT
The new story for the TTCM reboot looks to follow two sisters, currently listed as Melody and Dreama. The older sister, Melody, is a 25-year-old San Francisco moneymaker who drags her younger teenage sister with her to Texas on a business trip, out of fear of leaving her alone in the city.
The to-be-confirmed younger sister, Dreama is an amateur photographer and wheelchair bound – presumably disabled. It would appear that the reboot is setting up a whole new mythology and placing the two sisters, the city and the other with special needs in the rural country, leaving them out of their respective elements.
Ryan and Andy Tohill will direct the reboot from a screenplay written by Chris Thomas Devlin. The reboot will be produced by Fede Alvarez, Pat Cassidy, Rodo Sayagues, Ian and Kim Henkel.