John Carl Buechler talks about Hatchet FXGoon
"When Sarah Elbert (producer) first brought the project my way, I was interested right away, because these people wanted to go ALL OUT in the make-up effects for this film.
This is something I was NEVER allowed to do. Even in my own picture FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7: THE NEW BLOOD, the censors castrated my picture, removing all the gore, and visceral intensity. It was like telling a joke with no punch-line. I almost gave up directing after that mess. Not so on this picture. I was allowed to go over the limit.
As cathartic as it all was, the starting point for me had to be the VICTOR CROWLY make-up. If I wasn’t inspired by his appearance, I wouldn’t be inspired to take the next step forward. Adam Green allowed me to design one of the most satisfying characters that I’ve ever created. As I looked at my sketches and final sculpture, I realized that I’d created a new icon. And the make-up itself, as innovative and horrifying as the Jason Make-up I’d created for my friend Kane Hodder as Jason some 18 years ago. Having an amazing and intense actor as Kane play him made it work on a level beyond amazing.
It was great seeing Kane run around in the make-up and scare the shit out of all the actors."
Sounds like this is really going to rock. So far I have not heard whether or not this film will get a theatrical release or not. A hazy release date of Halloween has been given. I'll keep you guys updated on how the project moves along in the coming months.