LEATHERFACE: Headed For A JIGSAW Makeover
Twisted Pictures is becoming the house of multiple sharp objects. The makers of the “Saw” series are closing a deal to take over the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise, putting the villains Leatherface and Jigsaw under one roof. Sources said the producer/financier is in talks to partner in the films with Lionsgate, which has distributed all the pics in the highly profitable “Saw” series, including the Oct. 23 release of “Saw VI.”
The plan is to contemporize the storyline for a 3D film that would be scripted by Stephen Susco (“The Grudge”). Carl Mazzocone, Mark Burg and Oren Koules will be the producers.
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On deck for Twisted Pictures: The Kevin Greutert directed ‘SAW VI’ will hit theaters on October 23rd, 2009 and stars; Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Peter Outerbridge, Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch.