Original TCM Footage to be Used in "Texas Chainsaw 3D"!

Website 3D Focus recently got to sit down with Markus Lanxinger, the Lead Steroscopic Engineer on the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre installment from Lionsgate, "Texas Chainsaw 3D" and he had a lot to share about the filming process and what to expect.

Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought. Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

You can view the full interview over at 3D Focus, where Lanxinger discusses the love the whole cast and crew had for keeping this movie as close of a sequel to the original as possible and how the film was brought from an NC-17 rating down to an R rating. But the big bomb that gets dropped? Lanxinger revealed that not only will we get to see footage from the 1974 classic, but it will also be post converted into 3D:

There were very few shots that we ended up converting on that film and the ones we did tended to be the archive footage and stills from the original movie.

I'm a bit torn on this one, but most of the TCM sequels/remakes/re-imaginings have always been guilty pleasures of mine so I will most likely be checking this out when it hits theaters. "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is set for a January 4, 2013 theatrical release.

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