‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prequel ‘Leatherface’ Eyes French Directing Team

“Inside” filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are in talks for Millennium’s horror movie

Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the French filmmakers behind cult hit “Inside,” are in talks to direct the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” prequel “Leatherface” for Millennium Films, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap on Halloween.

Up-and-coming genre scribe Seth M. Sherwood wrote the screenplay, which is expected to serve as an origin story that follows Leatherface’s early years in the 1970s.

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Carl Mazzocone is producing “Leatherface,” while Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman will serve as executive producers, having successfully resurrected the “Texas Chainsaw” franchise last year.

Millennium Films is financing the project and will sell international rights. Millennium executives Beth Bruckner and Christine Crow are overseeing “Leatherface” for the studio.

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In addition to “Inside,” Maury and Bustillo previously teamed on “Livid” and “Among the Living,” as well as the “X is for Xylophone” segment in “The ABCs of Death 2.” The duo are represented by Paris-based Film Talents and Jeremy Platt Management.

The news was first reported by Bloody Disgusting.