After making it rain blood in the Evil Dead cinematic universe, Fede Alvarez is looking to bring his unique style as the producer for another beloved horror franchise: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, reveal that Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues' company Bad Hombre has inked a "first-look deal with Legendary Pictures," and with the new partnership in place, they're already developing a reboot of Tobe Hooper's game-changing and infinitely haunting 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Chris Thomas Devlin is writing the screenplay for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reboot, and while Bad Hombre is producing the project, there's no word yet on if Alvarez will direct the film, which would be the ninth film in the franchise (including the previous remake from 2003). Devlin 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.

Bloody Disgusting previously reported that Alvarez would produce a new Texas Chain Saw Massacre movie for Legendary and Kim Henkel, and the latest reports confirm the big announcement.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reboot is still in the early stages of development, so we'll have to wait and see if this project makes it to the big screen and who would be in the director's chair. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates as they're announced.

Derek Anderson
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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.