Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris back for Hatchet 3

We reported just a week or two ago that Hatchet 3 will shoot for a 2013 release date.

Now we've got confirmation via that Victor Crowley himself, Kane Hodder, and his favourite victim Marybeth, Danielle Harries, are also returning for another go-round.

Here's more from the official press release.

Dark Sky Films and Ariescope Pictures are pleased to announce that Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris have joined the cast of HATCHET 3, the next exciting chapter in the horror saga of swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley, which will be written and produced by Adam Green and directed by BJ McDonnell.

Kane Hodder portrayed the evil Crowley in 2006’s original Hatchet and continued in the role in Hatchet II. In that 2010 hit, Danielle Harris took over the role of Marybeth, the young woman who, at the movie’s climax, managed to escape Crowley’s clutches (and, apparently, kill him). The new movie continues where Hatchet II left off, as a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Victor Crowley is the second modern horror icon played by Kane Hodder; he was the masked slasher Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movies. Danielle Harris started her career as a child actress in Halloween 4 and starred in that series’ reboot as well as such shockers as Stake Land and Left for Dead.

HATCHET 3 is a production of ArieScope Pictures and Dark Sky Films, which will release the film in 2013.

The movie is written and executive produced by series creator Adam Green, who also directed the first two films in the series. Veteran camera operator BJ McDonnell (Halloween 1&2, Battle Los Angeles, Hatchet II) makes his directing debut on HATCHET3.

Additional cast members will be announced shortly.

We love us our Hatchet in The Basement, which means three times really is the charm when it comes to this slasher series! Stick with us as the project comes together.

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