Kim Henkel recently chatted with FANGORIA about THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD, the new film he produced when the conversation eventually led to the subject of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. After all, Henkel co-wrote the original 1974 classic with Tobe Hooper. Surprisingly, Henkel is planning a new Leatherface outing, despite the recent redux treatment by the dreaded Platinum Dunes with THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING.
Henkel told FANGO, "I have just completed a script for a new one, and it will not be made by Platinum Dunes. I’ve just done the first draft, and I’m still unsure of which way I’m going to go with it. However, it’s the first time since the original that I’ve done something that I wanted to do with it. I’m excited about being able to truly realize what I’ve put down on paper." This seems like exciting news to us fans. After all, I do miss the original eccentric bunch that made up the Sawyer family. (Screw the Hewitts!)
However, Henkel did also write & direct THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: A NEW GENERATION, which I’m still trying to figure out. Regardless, he has high hopes for the new script. “Let me say that it moves the whole situation forward. It places everything in the present, and is very much a product of these times. It leaves behind the setting of ‘30 years ago.’ ”