Direct sequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the works

Fede Alvarez, the genre wunderkind who helped breathe new life into the “Evil Dead” franchise, is set to gas up the Chainsaw for

According to Bloody Disgusting, Álvarez will produce the next film in the unremitting “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” series for Legendary Entertainment/Pictures.

The ninth “Chainsaw” film, says the site, will be a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic. Yep, they’re taking a page out of the “Halloween” and “Terminator” playbook.

A director is being sought for the project.

Alvarez’s last film was the dynamite thriller “Don’t Breathe” which pocketed a pleasing $157 million at the box office.

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