CraveOnline.com has posted a new interview with The Soska Twins, directors of “See No Evil 2,” starring Kane as Jacob Goodnight.
During the interview, which you can read in full at this link, the directors talk an inside Katie Vick joke made in “See No Evil 2,” the evolution of Kane’s character in the movie, reaching an audience with an R rated movie and more. Below are some interview highlights:
One thing I love about your films is that you don’t just do a straight-up horror movie. You can interpret it that way if you want, but you always manage to fit little subversive things in there. I noticed that even before Jacob Goodnight starts killing people you managed to allude to necrophilia and incest, and I thought that was just great.
Sylvia Soska: [Laughs.]
Jen Soska: Oh, thank you so much. Also we very likely joked at a storyline from the WWE that was I believe the most controversial storyline, in which Triple H put on a Kane mask and he got into the coffin with, oh, I forgot her name…
Sylvia Soska: Katie Vick.
Jen Soska: Katie Vick, yeah. And that was one of the most groan-inspiring scenes on WWE. Like, you can’t do necrophilia with a… Oh god, it was just terrible. Kane is the divas’ favorite demon, and there is a venomous, vicious fan following of women who love him so much, so we had to get Katie on top of him, get him kissed. He’s a sex symbol. He’s just sexy.
Speaking of his performance, you keep a bit from the previous film that got introduced at the end, where he still kills people but it seems like he’s a little conflicted about it.
Sylvia Soska: And that was one of the more interesting things because, if you think about it, it’s a story about an abused child. This is a character who was abused by his mother. He never really knew love. If he knew anything about sexuality during that sexual development of his, it was very sinful. He was tortured for it. He punished for it. So that’s the only world he really knew, and he’s a shut in. He never really knew the world. So he’s kind of tried to experience who he is while he is doing it, and then of course he’s overwrought with guilt because he does kill his mom.
I know you don’t want to give everything away, but do you have an explanation in mind for why, I guess, God really likes Jacob Goodnight and doesn’t want him to die?
Jen Soska: Yes, absolutely. There is a reason, and we do… by the end of the film, if you watch the film and you pick up on all the subtle little hints in there…
Sylvia Soska: There’s little pieces of it. What we are doing now is somewhere putting together the third one and the fourth one, and getting those ideas together. Because there is a whole mythos to it, and we’ve watched so many slasher films we wanted to have that whole thing there.
I assume you guys know that Katharine Isabelle would make an exceptional Painkiller Jane, right?
Jen Soska: Oh, absolutely. I am so excited about Painkiller Jane. I can’t actually tell you who is reading it right now but it’s one those things where it’s so important to find the right Jane, and Jane is going to be, like the script, right off the pages of the comic book. Tough as nails. The kind of woman that if you nudge [her] in a bar, you’re not trying to pick this one up. You’re going to buy her a new beer and go, “Oh my god, please don’t punch me in the face.”
Are you thinking of this as a potentially R-rated movie, or will this have to be PG-13 to reach the right crowd?
Jen Soska: I’m not working for Marvel. It has to be an R-rated character. I would love to see Marvel do Marvel MAX movies, where you do The Punisher for kids and then you do The Punisher as The Punisher. Because when you come to a character like Jane, she drinks, she fights, she fucks, she talks like you and I talk, and that’s an important part of her character. That’s why we’d be really disappointed if that ended up being a PG or a PG-13 film because if you look at the character… Kids are reading this kind of content. I mean, when I was a kid I was reading The Punisher. I was reading all this kind of stuff. I think people discredit kids and what they’re capable of tolerating. So Jane has to be true to the character and it’s got to be an R. We can’t tone it down or we’d tone Jane out of the entire script.