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Seth M. Sherwood Will Pen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Leatherface

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Seth M. Sherwood Will Pen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Leatherface

Seth M. Sherwood, an up-and-coming horror genre scribe, has signed on to pen a prequel to the original 1974 classic film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ Millennium Films has revealed the writer, who penned this year’s short film, ‘Fruticake,’ will pen the screenplay for the prequel, titled ‘Leatherface,’ TheWrap is reporting.

The official details about the prequel’s story haven’t been revealed yet. But it’s expected to serve as an origin story that chronicles the title antagonist’s early life in the 1970s.

Before signing on to write ‘Leatherface,’ Sherwood wrote a supernatural thriller for Blumhouse Productions. The film will be helmed by ‘Paranormal Activity 5’ director, Greg Plotkin. Sherwood also penned ‘Interstate 5,’ a psychological thriller that was voted to the 2012 Blood List. The story follows a serial killer’s son, who teams up with the daughter of one of his father’s victims, to find him. However, they come to be haunted by demonic forced that are intent on driving them mad.

Millennium Films, which is financing ‘Leatherface,’ hopes to start production on the prequel as soon as this winter. A helmer is expected to sign onto the movie in the next few weeks.

Carl Mazzocone has signed on to produce ‘Leatherface,’ while Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are scheduled to serve as executive producers. The latter two fought hard to resurrect the franchise, whose last installment, ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ was released in January 2013, and made just over $47 million at the box office.

Seth M. Sherwood Will Pen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Leatherface

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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