Adam Green is a busy boy, shooting Holliston for FEARnet with buddy Joe Lynch (amongst other projects), so he has handed over the directing reins for Hatchet 3. And the lucky director is... BJ McDonnell. Hatchet 3 will mark McDonnell's directorial debut, but he is no stranger to the franchise: McDonnell was the cameraman on the first two Hatchets and worked closely with Green. Green will continue to consult on the third film. More after the jump.
From the press release:
McDonnell said, "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. 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!"
Adam Green said, "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. 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."
Stay tuned for cast and plot details.