’s some awesome news: Scott Glosserman’s Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, one of my favorite movies of the year so far (and one that I reviewed here) is finally getting picked up. Scott tells Fangoria that while the papers aren’t signed, things should be more concrete “really soon. We’re hoping for an early 2007 theatrical release in the States, either simultaneously or followed shortly by big-screen play all over the world. Generally there’s about a three-month window between the final theatrical showing and the DVD, so the disc will most likely be out in the first half of ‘07.”

That eventual DVD is going to be packed, Glosserman promises, and will include deleted scenes and a lengthy making-of feature. Apparently Mt St Helens acted up while they were location scouting, and some interesting stuff came out of it. The whole incident, not the volcano specifically. Although I guess you could make a pretty good horror movie about some mysterious thing spewed from the Earth’s core.

Also look for commentary on the DVD, and Glosserman is hoping to get serial killer Leslie Vernon to do one himself, which I would love.

When I met Scott at the New York City screening of Behind the Mask we talked about doing an interview. It sort of hasn’t happened (my fault), but this is some pretty good impetus. At the very least I need to follow up on something he said at the Q&A after the screening: that he even found stuff to enjoy in Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan. You got some ‘splainin’ to do, Scott.