A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger and Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees finally duked it out on the big screen in 2003′s Freddy vs Jason, but bringing horror’s two biggest icons together was no ease feat.
Slash of the Titans: The Road to Freddy vs Jason is a new, 248-page book from Harker Press that delves into the decade of development behind the film, which involved spending $4 million on 17 screenwriters to find the right script.
Author Dustin McNeill (Phantasm Exhumed) gives a comprehensive look at ten different versions of the script, with insight from producers, executives, developers, and talent, including Sean Cunningham, Robert Englund, and Ken Kirzinger.
From the author of Phantasm Exhumed comes Slash of the Titans, a revealing look at why it took New Line Cinema nearly ten years and four-million-dollars to find the right screenplay for Freddy vs Jason. Featuring new interviews with the original writers and filmmakers, Slash details the production’s troubled history from the surprise ending of Jason Goes to Hell all the way to the crossover’s red carpet premiere. Read about the many rejected storylines and learn how the project was eventually able to escape from development hell. This is the story of one film, two horror icons and seventeen screenwriters!
Pick up Slash of the Titans for $19.39 on Amazon.