“Hatchet” series director Adam Green has hand-picked a new director to pass the reigns to for the film that will make “Hatchet” an official trilogy. BJ McDonnell, the cameraman of the original two films is all set to take on the mythology of Victor Crowley.
“I’ve been with the Hatchet team from the very beginning and am honored and thrilled that Adam has handed me the reins on this third movie,” said McDonnell. “I grew up watching horror films, and like Adam Green, I’m a true genre fan at heart. I have been waiting for an opportunity like this to step up and make my directorial debut with something I love and know inside and out. Working together with Adam, we plan to make a kick-ass movie!”
“BJ was not only the camera operator on the first two Hatchet movies. He was there alongside me creating every shot, working closely with me to craft each scene, moment, outrageous kill, and performance,” says Green. “He is absolutely beloved by the entire Hatchet family, and his experience on everything from huge studio films to smaller independent productions will ensure that he will do the franchise proud.”
Said to pick up exactly where the previous film left off (as “Hatchet II” did for the first one), “Hatchet III” will likely continue Marybeth’s story of revenge against Crowley for the murder of her father and brother. No casting has yet been announced, but it’s a safe bet Kane Hodder will return as the hulking beast Victor Crowley.
By Jason Marsiglia