In Texas Chainsaw Dan Yeager plays Leatherface. Here’s what he had to say about the role:
Why he wants to be a part of the film.
I have been fan of this movie as long as I can remember. My parents bought a VCR in 1980 and I believe I bought two VHS tapes to play on it – one was Eraser Head and the other was Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The evolution of Leatherface from the other films.
As the story progressed into our movie, all that changed was that the abusers were no longer there and there was also no one to tell him what to do. He had to grow from originally being an instrument of violence, to being a character who is given the chance to seek vengeance for the family, and that was the last thing anybody told him to do.
Rebuilding the original Sawyer house.
Probably the greatest homage in the movie is the fact that we rebuilt the original Sawyer house to extraordinary meticulous detail. I hope people who watch this film and are fans of the original appreciate the amount of time and effort and attention to detail that the filmmakers went to.
What fans of the original have to look forward to.
It will frighten them, it will shock them, it will entertain them. I hope there are still a couple of laughs left in this movie and I think people will appreciate the fact that it is a movie for the fans of the original, made by fans of the original.
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