One comic book-to-movie adaptation that many have been excited about is Hack/Slash, based on the comic of the same name created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli. Unfortunately there’s been some delays and complications in getting the project moving, and so those who are excited have had to wait impatiently for movement.
Now it appears things are picking up for the Relativity Media title, though whether you will still be excited or not is worthy of discussion.
It’s being reported that Marcus Nispel, the German director known for brutally violent remakes like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and this past summer’s Conan the Barbarian, has been brought in to deliver Hack/Slash to the masses. He replaces Fredrick Bond, who was previously attached to direct.
The comic follows Cassie Hack, that girl from horror movies who always finds a way to still be alive. But instead of just surviving and disappearing, she teams up with a giant named Vlad to seek out and destroy “slashers,” who are those crazy (and sometimes undead) psycho-killers we also see in horror movies like a Jason Voorhees, a Freddy Krueger, or a Michael Myers, for example.
The good news about Nispel being hired is that he’s known for delivering some pretty hardcore R-rated flicks, so if that’s your primary concern when it comes to Hack/Slash, things are looking up. On the other hand, he’s not at all known for delivering what you and I would typically consider a “good” movie.
So what do you think Hack/Slash fans; do you like the director chosen or is there someone else you’d prefer? Who do you want to see cast as Cassie and Vlad?