Marcus Nispel Ready to Hack/Slash
The road to bring Hack/Slash to the big screen has been an arduous one to traverse. It's been several years now, and finally it sounds as if there's some solid movement. Movement filled with lens flares and the color orange.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marcus Nispel, who directed last summer's Conan the Barbarian as well as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, has come aboard to helm Hack/Slash, Relativity’s adaptation of a horror-action comic book.
Alexandra Milchan, Adrian Askarieh, and Daniel Alter are producing.
Hack/Slash, created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who symbolizes the cliche of the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. In this case the girl not only survived but has become a killer of killers. Along with a hulking protector named Vlad, Hack travels across the country hunting slashers in the vein of Halloween's Michael Myers, Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees, and A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger.
The project has seen several writers and directors come and go since it first was set up at Universal’s now-deceased genre division Rogue Pictures, which later was acquired by Relativity. More soon!
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