It was originally announced that Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day would arriving in theaters, well, on Mother’s Day. The director of Saw II-IV launched his brand new website with a blog detailing where the thriller stands, while also sharing a brand new image featuring horror fav Jaime King.
Early in the blog Bousman goes on about having a mass amount of characters in the film, which has caused him stress in the editing room.
“Now, here I am in post, again crying… Not because it’s hard to keep track of everyone, but because every single person in this movie is AMAZING and I don’t want to cut one frame of their performances… They gave me GOLD – and GOLD shall I deliver. But, alas, part of the post process is cutting down scenes, performances, and story to fit in cohesive, dramatic fashion… AND NOT BE 6 hours long…”
Continuing on about editing, “Every scene is my favorite scene, every character is my favorite character, so having to part with even ONE frame is like watching my dog Chance being slapped in the face… It’s painful and heartbreaking.”
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, Bousman is making it very clear — this is NOT a horror film.
“What strikes me about Mother’s Day is how gut wrenching and dramatically unrelenting it is – this ISN’T really a horror film as much a thriller – but damn it’s INTENSE…
“In my opinion, Mothers Day is the most intense movie I have worked on… Not intense due to senseless violence, exaggerated gore, or flashy editing – this is intensity brought on by the amazing ensemble cast – the story, and the moments…”
The real story is his admiration for Rebecca De Mornay, who plays “Mother” in the thriller penned by Scott Milam. In the story, three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons’ escape, teaching the house’s new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way.
“Rebecca De Mornay has created an iconic villainess that has more depth, more dimension than anything we have seen in recent movies of this genre,” says Bousman. “Forget what you saw in THE HANDS THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE – that was Disney compared to this! She is the REAL DEAL – terrifying and yet wildly compelling.”
You can get more details over at the site, which explain why we won’t be seeing the movie, or the trailer any time soon.