The Sawyer House seen in the 1974 original film was rebuilt for the filming of "Leatherface".
Angela Bettis was originally signed on to the film before dropping out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Lili Taylor.
The first film in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise not to be filmed in the United States. Instead, the film was shot in Bulgaria for budgetary reasons.
After reshoots, the film will premiere on DirecTV before having a limited theatrical run.
Tobe Hooper, director of the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), is an executive producer on this one.
This is Tobe Hooper's final film to be producing after his death on August 26 2017 from natural causes
The film depicts the eponymous Leatherface as a functional human being that has his mind and face is destroyed through extensive trauma. However, this concept of Leatherface's backstory is not exclusive to the film. The narration to the third issue of the 1991 comic also titled "Leatherface" describes his backstory, "He was born an imbecile. Then bad things were done to him that made him hurt and made him fear. Bad things that virtually destroyed what little mind he had. Born an idiot and made a monster, scarcely human." On the DVD commentary for Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), director Jeff Burr stated "I would say he's mindless as result of injury. I would have to assume that the catastrophic injury that destroyed his face may have destroyed his vocal cords." (46:50-48:00)
This isn't the first installment to use the title Leatherface (2017). There is also Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990).
Stephen Dorff plays Sheriff Hal Hartman in this film, whose character name is an homage to R. Lee Ermey's character Sgt. Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket (1987). Ermey also played a sheriff, Sheriff Hoyt, in both Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).