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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre set for reboot with Don't Breathe director
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre set for reboot with Don't Breathe director

Horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre looks set for a new reboot. 

Fede Álvarez, director of Don’t Breathe and the 2013 Evil Dead remake, is attached as a producer and will oversee the new movie. 

First released in 1974, the film was written and directed by Tobe Hooper and cost just $140,000 to make.

It followed a group of friends on a long drive who end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths, led by a man named Leatherface, a deranged killer who wears a mask made of human skin. 

The film was a huge success, earning over $30 million at the box office, partly down to an ongoing controversy around the release.

It was initially banned in Britain and Australia, and was banned at various times in Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and West Germany. 

Seven sequels and spin-offs have been released thus far, the most recent being 2017's Leatherface. 

The new reboot will be overseen by Alvarez, who will be tasked with giving the series a similar reboot to the huge success that Universal Pictures have seen with Halloween. 

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