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O’seas distribs rev up ‘Chainsaw’ redo

Over 40 companies buy into reconceptualization of pic

Platinum Dunes’ upcoming reconceptualization of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has been snapped up more than 40 overseas distributors after David Linde, president of Good Machine Intl., introduced the project to buyers at the just-wrapped American Film Market.

Among those who bought the pic were Entertainment Film Distributors (U.K.), Metropolitan (France), Nippon Herald (Japan), Roadshow (Australia/New Zealand), Constantin Film (Germany), Lauren Film (Spain), Sandrew Metronome (Scandinavia), Nu Vision (Latin America), Taewon (South Korea), and RCV (Benelux).

The original 1974 “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is a classic horror pic about five twentysomethings touring rural Texas who fall foul of a monstrous cannibal clan and are whittled away by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface.

Formed last November, Platinum Dunes is run by Michael Bay and his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Company is devoted to producing reasonably budgeted commercial films and has a first-look deal with Radar Pictures, which will finance “Chainsaw” for a spring start.

Bay and Michael Fleiss of Next Entertainment produce, while Ted Field of Radar and Jeff Allard of Next exec produce with Fuller and Form.

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