Learn the History of Freddy vs Jason in the New Book Slash of the Titans

Author Dustin McNeil decided that the history of Freddy vs Jason was too interesting to ignore. After all, the film was the work of years of planning and was anticipated by fans ever since the ending tease of Jason Goes to Hell. But the road from concept to theatrical release wasn’t an easy one. In fact, it was a difficult journey that required no less than 17 screenwriters!

That’s where his latest book Slash of the Titans: The Road to Freddy vs Jason comes in. It explores the 10-year history of the development of the film, including interviews with Robert Englund, Sean Cunningham, David Goyer, and, per McNeil himself, “…a slew of original screenwriters, studio executives and development staff.

Here’s the official synopsis:
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 project’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 film was eventually able to escape from development hell. This is the story of one film, two horror icons and seventeen screenwriters!

If you want to order a copy, they’re available right now on Amazon.

Slash of the Titans includes:

– Comprehensive looks at ten different versions of the screenplay
– Info on early crossover attempts by Friday the 13th filmmakers
– Exclusive details on the never made Freddy vs Jason: Hell Unbound video game
– Insights from producers, executives and developers including Sean Cunningham
– An examination of why the Shannon/Swift script was finally greenlit
– Summaries of the four endings considered for the 2003 film
– Coverage of the never made Freddy vs Jason vs Ash sequel
– New comments from the titans themselves – Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger
– Appendices full of story details including the outcomes of all ten versions

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Jonathan Barkan

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