Derek Mears takes on the iconic role of Jason Voorhees in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th?
And while he may be scary behind the hockey mask, the actor is nothing but proud of the fact that becoming Jason will send him into a level of notoriety among horror fans even beyond that of past movies such as Cursed and The Hills Have Eyes II.
Derek Mears is set to wear the mask of Jason Voorhees.
Moreover, Mears said he’s already feeling welcome in the rank of horror elites that includes names like Kane Hodder, Andrew Bryniarski and other giants of the industry.
“I have a lot of respect for the guys from the [various] horror series, because I’m also a fan,” the actor said.
“But it’s been really nice, because some of the Jasons who have played Jason before me have contacted me and been like ‘Hey, man. Welcome to the party! Welcome to the team!’ People have been really, really welcoming and kind.”