Being WWE fans: "You're not alone in the "what the dick are the Soskas thinking?" category. You're actually quite right. We are LONG time WWE fans, from back when it was the WWF not WWE and the content was uber mature and not quite as clean as they try to go for these days. We started to watch one day when I saw the Undertaker on TV. He wasn't wrestling, he was talking to the audience and I fell instantly in love. It was 1997 and the WWF was doing a big build up to introduce the Undertaker's fabled brother, Kane. It was amazing how he owned the mic and like a rockstar commanded the attention of the audience. He became my favorite and Sylv loved Shawn Michaels. They faced off that year in a match that would be interrupted (very much in typical WWE fashion) by the arrival of Kane. That very year, Lionsgate Studios formed in our hometown of Vancouver and we dreamed of one day working there."
Having creative freedom from WWE: "The script we read first for SNE2 was solid and we were assured we would have full support and creative freedom, which has actually turned out quite true. In fact, you may be surprised by how much freedom they've given us. We have long wanted to be able to tackle every sub genre in horror and to do this style of Halloween~esque horror movie. To get to do it with one of our very favorite wrestlers was a big win. And as you know, we're shameless self promoters and it's pretty incredible to have the power of the WWE behind us."
Kane's return in See No Evil 2: "So, yeah, it really is a passion project and an obvious underdog. I mean, I've seen the first one and we both felt Glenn deserved a much better film. He's a very sweet guy and a tremendous actor. And now a friend. Doing this and having been bullied in school for our dark tastes and wrestling love, I know that we will take a lot of s--t for this film and there will be plenty of people going in wanting to hate it that will no matter how good it is."
"But I'll tell you this, this film is very f--king good. It's AMERICAN KANE~Y (a reference to their hit American Mary). It's got a full range of emotion and it's actually scary. We've done upsetting, but this is terrifying. It's an action horror movie. It has real gore to make happy everyone who missed it in MARY and it still has incredibly emotional scenes throughout. No throw away characters and an all star cast."
"But I think a lot of people will be blown the f--k away by it. Especially since they're expecting us to be on a tight studio leash and pump out a piece of crap. I will tell you one thing. We sure as hell aren't doing it for the money, ha ha."
The interview also included the first look at any kind of official promotional material we've seen for the movie:
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