Marcus Nispel Will Helm Horror Comic Book Adaptation 'Hack/Slash'
Though the new take on Conan the Barbarian may not have been a success, director Marcus Nispel is on to his next project as Heat Vision has word that he will be at the helm of the adaptation of the horror action comic book Hack/Slash. Created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, the story follows a woman who symbolizes the cliché of the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. In this case, the girl not only survived but becomes a killer of killers traveling across the country hunting slashers like Halloween's Michael Myers, Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees and A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger.
Sounds like quite an epic crossover of horror icons, and it's been a long time coming. Previously writer Justin Marks was supposed to take a crack at the script, but more recently Stephen Susco (The Grudge) was supposed to write the adaptation. A director even came aboard in the form of Fredrik Bond when the film was at Rogue Pictures, but now the project is at Relativity Media with new life. Nispel has tackled horror before with the remakes of Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so he's a good fit for this kind of project, but I'm not sure how this kind of franchise clashing will work on the big screen.
His direction is very stylish, but I'd like to see him do something more "mature". The TCM remake is still his best work to date IMO. I just love that one!
Davide Coppola on Jan 14, 2012
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