While his character of Dean Winchester on the hit Warner Bros/CW Network series Supernatural went to hell in the 3rd season finale No Rest for the Wicked, actor Jensen Ackles went off to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area to take on the lead role of Tom Hanninger in the Lionsgate Films remake of My Bloody Valentine. The movie, which also stars Jamie King and Kerr Smith, is an updated version of the 1980’s cult classic horror movie about a killer stalking a small coal mining town and was filmed in the latest high tech version of the 3D technology that’s been hitting the movie screens in such projects as the most recent remake of Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Eclipse Magazine caught up with Jensen Ackles at his recent appearance at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con where he was promoting the upcoming 4th season of the hit series Supernatural to talk to him a bit about his work in My Bloody Valentine 3D.
The boyishly handsome 30 year-old actor, who was looking awesome as usual and was very pumped up about his work on the 4th season of Supernatural and the new direction for his character Dean Winchester, was also happy to take some time to talk about his new action/horror movie coming out in January of 2009.
“I spent a little over two months in Pittsburgh and about four weeks of that was spent stuck in a coal mine,” Ackles says of his filming schedule while working on My Bloody Valentine 3D.
In My Bloody Valentine 3D, Jensen Ackles play Tom Hanninger, a troubled young man who is looking for a healing homecoming and chance to reconnect with former love interest Sarah Palmer (Jamie King) when he returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of twenty-two people. Instead, Tom finds that Sarah is married to local law enforcement officer Axel Palmer (Kerr Smith). Tom also finds himself to be considered the prime suspect in the murders, and is hard pressed to prove his innocence especially when things turn from bad to worse for Tom as the killings begin again.Ackles tells us that his perception of his working schedule during the process of being caught up in the very rigorous filming process involved in making an action/horror movie shot in 3D was very different from how it seemed to him once the process was completed. “The seven weeks I was there felt like seven months, but then as soon as I left, it felt like seven minutes. It’s just amazing how quickly that went by.”
Ackles tells us that things are moving along really well for My Bloody Valentine 3D as the movie goes through the post production stages and comes closer to being ready for its premiere date in January 2009. “I got a call from the director Patrick Lussier and he said that the poster is up downstairs at Comic Con [in the exhibit hall] and it was getting a good response and that it [the movie] was coming together really well, better than he had even hoped in fact.”
So how is Ackles feeling about being involved in the action/horror movie My Bloody Valentine 3D, which was of course shot in 3D, now that it’s getting ready to hit the theaters in January of 2009?
“I’m excited just to watch it in 3D. I think it’s going to be quite a spectacle.”
We’re excited to see it too Jensen!
While fans are waiting to see Jensen Ackles take on all the dimensions of his character Tom Hanniger in My Bloody Valentine 3D, they can catch this talented young actor in his role as Dean Winchester in the premiere episode of Supernatural season Lazarus Rising airing on the CW Network Thursday September 18th at 9PM EST.
Check out these two EM exclusive videos of Jensen Ackles at the Supernatural autograph signing this past Sunday at the Warner Bros booth at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con.
Supernatural Signing One
Supernatural Signing Two
- Jensen Ackles and the My Bloody Valentine 3D concept poster at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con