After making it rain blood in the Evil Dead cinematic universe, it was previously reported that Fede Alvarez will produce a reboot of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and now the directors of the project have been revealed.
Variety reports that Legendary has signed Ryan and Andy Tohill (directors of 2018's The Dig) to helm the reboot of Hooper's groundbreaking 1974 horror film.
Ryan and Andy Tohill will direct from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin, who penned the 2018 Black List and Blood List script Cobweb, about a girl living inside the walls of a family's house, which is in the works at Lionsgate and Vertigo. Alvarez will produce the film alongside his frequent collaborator, Rodo Sayagues, who is directing the sequel to Alvarez's 2016 film, Don't Breathe.
Here's what Alvarez had to say about the Tohills taking on the reboot (via Variety):
“The Tohills' vision is exactly what the fans want. It’s violent, exciting and so depraved that it will stay with you forever.”
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reboot will be the ninth film in the franchise (including the previous remake from 2003 and the latest movie in the franchise, 2017's Leatherface).
Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, previously revealed that Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues' company Bad Hombre inked a "first-look deal with Legendary Pictures," with Alvarez looking to direct a horror film set in the White House.
Plot information and casting details for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reboot have yet to be announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead updated as more news is revealed.