A few days ago we saw a very gruesome three minute clip from director BJ McDonnell’s sequel, Hatchet 3, and it showed Marybeth (Danielle Harris) surviving after Hatchet 2. It then showed her and Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) having a very nasty fight, and presumably this is the opening scene from Hatchet 3. Like the first scene in Hatchet 2, this scene follows on directly after the events of the previous film, and it seems that this was intentional.
A few days ago there was a charity screening of all three Hatchet films in Boston, and during the screenings, Green was on hand to answer questions about his trilogy (he wrote the third film but passed directing duties to McDonnell). At one point Green talked of his plans to bring all the three movies together, and create one epic horror film. Naturally the big question is how you merge all three films, when the actress who played Marybeth changed after the first film. Also, with Anchor Bay owning the rights to Hatchet, and Dark Skies owning the rights to the second and third film, it may prove harder to bring these films together than maybe Green has anticipated. The director is optimistic though, and here is what he told the audience, via Under the Gun:
“ Green told the packed theater he plans to one day release the complete Hatchet trilogy as one single, epic feature film. He added the new cut would also include new sequences which were left out of the previous films, including at least one additional death scene intended for the original.”
Hatchet 3 lands in selected US theatres on June 14th. No dates have been announced yet for the UK.
Directed by BJ McDonnell and written and produced by Adam Green, Hatchet 3 stars Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Derek Mears, Cody Blue Snider, Zach Galligan, Rileah Vanderbilt, Caroline Williams, Diane Goldner, Jason Trost, and Sean Whalen.
The film continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). As a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and carnage left behind from the first two films, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) hunts down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.