Earlier this morning we told you that Adam Green would be returning to write and direct Hatchet 2 for Anchor Bay Entertainment. We just hopped on the phone with Green, who is not only busy prepping the gory sequel, but also working on the release of his thriller Frozen (confirmed to hit theaters on February 5, 2010). Beyond the break you’ll find who is returning, along with more details on Victory Crowley’s upcoming massacre.
After announceing Green’s return to the director’s chair, we caught up with him to chat briefly about HATCHET 2, which begins lensing this coming January in Los Angeles, CA.
First and foremost, Green agreed to return because Anchor Bay agreed to let him make the sequel he wants, and not a broader film.
In addition, Green plans on doubling the body count. Makeup effects coordinator Robert Pendergraft (face rip kill) returns and promises a new, improved look for Victory Crowley.
Horror icon Kane Hodder is confirmed to return as Victor Crowley/Mr. Crowley, with Tony Todd returning as Reverend Zombie and John Carl Buechler as Jack Cracker.
A new addition to the cast is R.A. Mihailoff, who plays Leatherface in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.
Unfortunately, Marybeth (originally played by Tamara Feldman) is being recast. “We’re going in a different direction and will announce our new hero very soon as it’s someone we are overjoyed to bring into our family,” says Green.
Cinematographer Will Barratt returns along with original producers Sarah Elbert and Cory Neal.
HATCHET 2 follows Marybeth as she escapes from the clutches of Victor Crowley, learns the truth about his curse, and heads back into the haunted New Orleans swamp to seek revenge for her family and kill Victor Crowley once and for all…