KANE HODDER AND DANIELLE HARRIS RETURN TO STAR IN HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HATCHET 3
New York, NY (April 27, 2012) – Dark Sky Films and Ariescope Pictures are pleased to announce that Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris have joined the cast of HATCHET 3, the next exciting chapter in the horror saga of swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley, which will be written and produced by Adam Green and directed by BJ McDonnell.
Kane Hodder portrayed the evil Crowley in 2006’s original Hatchet and continued in the role in Hatchet 3. In that 2010 hit, Danielle Harris took over the role of Marybeth, the young woman who, at the movie’s climax, managed to escape Crowley’s clutches (and, apparently, kill him). The new movie continues where Hatchet 2 left off, as a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
Victor Crowley is the second modern horror icon played by Kane Hodder; he was the masked slasher Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movies. Danielle Harris started her career as a child actress in Halloween 4 and starred in that series’ reboot as well as such shockers as Stake Land and Left for Dead.
HATCHET 3 is a production of ArieScope Pictures and Dark Sky Films, which will release the film in 2013.
The movie is written and executive produced by series creator Adam Green, who also directed the first two films in the series. Veteran camera operator BJ McDonnell (Halloween 1&2, Battle Los Angeles, Hatchet II) makes his directing debut on HATCHET III.
Additional cast members will be announced shortly.
About ArieScope Pictures
ArieScope Pictures is a feature film and television production company founded in 1998 by writer/director Adam Green, producer Cory Neal, and cinematographer Will Barratt. An industry leader in independent genre fare, ArieScope has produced seven theatrical titles over the past five years including “Hatchet”, “Hatchet 2″, “Frozen”, “Spiral”, “Grace”, “Chillerama”, and the upcoming “Hatchet 3″ as well as the hit television comedy series “Holliston” which was recently green-lit for a second season in 2013. For more information visit http://www.ariescope.com.
About Dark Sky Films
Dark Sky Films is dedicated to the discovery, preservation and production of new and classic horror, sci-fi and cult films from around the world. Based in Chicago, Dark Sky Films is a wholly owned subsidiary of The MPI Media Group – one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs.