I'm the kind of horror junkie that will watch, though not necessarily enjoy, pretty much anything in the genre, but even I have had a hard time getting excited for yet another reboot of Tobe Hooper's seminal film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I even was okay with what Marcus Nispel did with the property when he rebooted it back in 2003 for Platinum Dunes, but there's only so much Leatherface that a man can get excited about. This is just one of those franchises that, as strong as past entries have been, doesn't really lend itself to constant re-animation.
Of course that's not stopping Lionsgate from wearing the skin of greater men once more, as they've decided to give the franchise, which is supposed to ignore the Platinum Dunes films and pick up where Hooper's original film left off (though curiously it looks like it'll also be ignoring Hoopers own 1986 sequel), to the guy who made Takers, John Luessenhop.
But there is one reason to remain cautiously optimistic, though. Luessenhop has just cast Alexandra Daddario as his lead scream queen. She may not be a name like Jessica Biel that's big enough to draw in crowds, but she's actually a decent young actress. She's one of the more reliable parts of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and one of the less noxious parts of Hall Pass. Plus, she's a hottie who makes for nice movie poster art (as evidenced by the poster for Bereavement, her last horror film), so at least The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D won't be breaking too far from tradition.