We’ve known that Hatchet 3 will be happening for sometime now and it’s more or less been the assumption that Adam Green would hand the reigns to another director as he expands the scope of his career beyond Victor Crowley.
That assumption has now been confirmed, someone has the gig, but we’re not entirely sure who. Presumably an offer has been made and accepted and they’re just waiting for the dotted line to be signed.
I like the Hatchet films well enough and it’ll be interesting to see what direction they head in with someone new at the helm (with Green overseeing as producer and I’m guessing possibly writing). Hatchet 2 featured more than enough exposition for two films so maybe this one will really hit the ground running?
Green spoke to Bleeding Cool, “I hope everyone is excited because he was the right person for it. It’s not a name that everyone’s going to know, but when you hear who it is I think you’ll understand why I made the choice I did. What I can say is that he was my first choice all along, even when it came time to do the second one, at a certain point they wanted to do the second one and they didn’t want to wait for me, and this was the guy that I thought should do it. He’s been part of the ‘Hatchet’ family the whole way, and I will tease just by saying that he was there for everything. He’s the type of guy, he works on a lot of big movies, and if he’s wearing his ‘Hatchet’ crew shirt, and if the guy on the crew for, like ‘Transformers’ or whatever tries to talk shit, he physically beats the shit out of him. I’m going to be with him the whole way, I’m going to be by the camera the whole time, protecting him, helping him, and I hope it’s the best ‘Hatchet’ movie yet.”