New Line has picked up the rights to Michael Bay’s remake of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
New Line Catches ‘Chainsaw’ Buzz
By Charles Lyons
NEW YORK (Variety) – New Line Cinema is shelling out $5 million-$7 million for North American and Italian rights to a toned-down, modern refiguring of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
New Line co-CEO Bob Shaye said the picture would be “an original, fresh and thrilling post-modern” take on the 1974 cult classic.… [ Read more ]
“Sony Pictures kicked off the last day of ShoWest with a bang Thursday with the announcement that stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will reteam with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay for “Bad Boys 2.”
Asked how it felt to be able to finally announce the long-anticipated sequel to the 1995 hit “Bad Boys,” planned for a summer 2003 release, Columbia Pictures chairman Amy Pascal said: “It feels good.… [ Read more ]