MPI/Dark Sky Films announced today that June 14th will be the official release date for Hatchet III, the third entry in the popular franchise created by ArieScope Pictures' Adam Green. The film marks the directorial debut of BJ McDonnell who previously has handled A and B camera operations on such features as Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Adam Green's first two Hatchet films.
Here is the first trailer. Watch as Victory Crowley (Kane Hodder) takes on an army of S.W.A.T. members and cops while Marybeth (Danielle Harris) learns the secrets of a VooDoo curse that will end his reign of terror forever.
Hatchet III is set to open in New York City's Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall. Opening week will feature special appearances by cast and crew, followed by Q&A's at each location. Additional cities will be announced at a later date.
Hatchet III 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.
The sequel, which was filmed outside of New Orleans, Louisiana from late May to mid- June, 2012, is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films and Adam Green's Los Angeles-based ArieScope Pictures.