'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Already Granted A Sequel

Not going to lie -- didn't see this coming.  Don't get me wrong, I love horror movies.  Most of the news I report on is horror related, even though this site covers all genres.  But the fact that Texas Chainsaw 3D is getting a sequel is...AWESOME.

Truth.  According to BD, a sequel has been greenlit, extending a story that originated in 1974, continued in 2013, and perhaps -- just maybe -- getting added to in 2014(?).
Exclusive: While many critics were quick to dub Texas Chainsaw 3D as the film that would kill the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, they maybe should have taken a deep bite into their tongue.

Bloody Disgusting has heard through the grapevine on various occasions that the producers behind Texas Chainsaw 3D had acquired the rights to make up to 7 more films (including this one), and that this Leatherface adventure is the beginning of an entire new franchise at Lionsgate.

And as always, the success of each film dictates what comes next.

We’re the first to receive word that the people behind TCM 3D will in fact move forward on a sequel to the continuation of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic. As reported earlier today, TCM 3D topped the domestic B.O. Friday with $10.2 million, and is looking at a three-day haul more in the low-to-mid $20 million range.

Horror is #1 at the boxoffice, and Leatherface is king once again. It feels pretty darn good.
Source: Bloody Disgusting

ADDED (1/8/13):
Deadline is reporting this as an exclusive today, but BD obviously broke it 3 days ago.