Shaun Sipos

A new year will bring a new chapter in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, however this upcoming film is a bit different. Texas Chainsaw 3D picks up immediately where the 1974 original left off as Sally just escaped Leatherface’s grasp. The film, shot in Louisiana at Camp Minden Military Base, features a set that is an exact replica of the house where the original film was shot.

Chainsaw 3D is being shot on the Red Epic cameras that, so far, have only been used on  The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit. Director John Lussenhop chose these cameras to create an entire experience in 3D, to immerse the viewer in the film.

Producer Carl Mazzocone explains that the film is not a typical horror flick; rather, it calls to mind classics like Frankenstein, King Kong and Jaws. “I wanted to make a classic monster movie in 3D,” he says. “This is a very plot driven story and I think that’s gonna be the biggest difference between our movie and 90% of the horror movies made recently.”

“To many fans, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the quintessential horror movie,” Mazzoncone says. “So touching it, to some people, is remaking Citizen Kane.” “That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths with the house, with certain things [the characters] say, to not offend [the fans] but, at the same time, try to not remake the same movie. They’ve already seen that movie,” Luessenhop adds.

Texas Chainsaw 3D also features actor Shaun Sipos as Darryl. You can read Scene‘s exclusive interview with Sipos by clicking here.

Source: Slashfilm


Before the Scene with Shaun Sipos

by AJ Buckley on February 22, 2012

Before the Scene is where we all start. In a small town with our families. In front of a mirror with our friends. The days spent sleeping on a couch. The nights working at a bar. Living with the unknown and surrounded by uncertainty. It’s about the times that define us. It’s about the darkness just before the limelight.

Shaun Sipos is a Canadian actor best known for his work on television in Complete Savages and The CW’s Melrose Place. He recently starred with Chloe Moretz and Blake Lively in Hick, which shot in Louisiana. He can next be seen in the 3-D reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which recently shot in Shreveport.

What made you want to become an actor?
I think, when I was younger, I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do. I thought that being an actor would help me to meet interesting people. I actually thought it would introduce me to some great love in my life…a wife or something like that. Then it actually did introduce me to a great lover – to acting – and kind of changed the way that I view the world. It changed my paradigm. And I fell in the love with the art of it. The art of storytelling. I realized that I have such a great love of mythology all through my life that I never really realized. There are all these great stories. It really brought that out in my life.

What was your biggest fear?
Probably not being accepted. Not being seen for who I was. Not being loved. My biggest fear in terms of acting is probably just being a terrible actor.

What was your lowest point?
Living out of my truck and then crashing on your couch. But it was also one of the most beautiful points in my life. I mean, I had nothing. It was very Jack Kerouac-esque. I was traveling around, staying with Justin [Chatwin], and we just really had nothing. Had no money. Ended up getting a television show, which was a wonderful adventure. But it was probably my lowest point in terms of self-esteem and surety that I was doing the right thing. But there was a wonderful adventure and curiosity about it. It was a big catch-22. There’s more!