Shooting has officially begun on the documentary project "HIS NAME WAS JASON" – a film chronicling the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. Directed by Dan Farrands with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson producing, several interviews were shot for the doc in the LA area this week, with a NY shoot planned at the end of the month.
Starz is planning a television broadcast of "HIS NAME WAS JASON" for the first week of February 2009 to coincide with the release of Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH remake (directed by Marcus Nispel and starring SUPERNATURAL’s Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears) with a DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment to follow shortly after. Anchor Bay also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)
We’ll keep you posted on more details about the documentary as they emerge!
Producer ANTHONY MASI was one of ICONS first interviews 5 years back! Check out his vintage interview by clicking the frame below:
Other FRIDAY THE 13TH interviews: (Betsy Palmer, Ron Millkie, Warrington Gillette, Stu Charno, Paul Kratka, Larry Zerner, Lar Park Lincoln, Diana Barrows, Peter Bracke, Bryan Norton)