BJ McDonnell worked with writer-director Adam Green on Hatchet and Hatchet II as a camera operator. It is said that Adam Green will work closely with BJ McDonnell on the production. Here's what BJ McDonnell had to say about this horror franchise.
"I've been with the Hatchet team from the very beginning and am honored and thrilled that Adam has handed me the reins on this third movie. I grew up watching horror films and like Adam Green, I'm a true genre fan at heart. I have been waiting for an opportunity like this to step up and make my directorial debut with something I love and know inside and out."
Aside from his work in the Hatchet series, BJ McDonnell has served as a camera operator on major Hollywood productions such as Battle: Los Angeles, The Darkest Hour, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and he is currently in production on One Shot in Pittsburgh.
No production schedule was released for Hatchet III yet.