Who doesn't love horror comics moving to the big screen? I know I sure think it's cool. Many of you may or may not be fans of the popular horror series Hack/Slash which is published by independent publishing company, Devil's Due. The comic revolves around a young girl, Cassie Hack, who hunts 'slashers,' or serial killers. Back in February G-Man had reported that the popular comic series would be seeing the big screen with actor Nick Principe playing the lead slasher.
According to a report by Firstshowing.net, Cassie may have finally taken the leaps that are required to hit the big screen. Rogue Pictures has chosen screenwriter Justin Marks (Street Fighter) to write the script, and first-time director Frederick Bond to direct the movie.
What could this mean for Hack/Slash? With a relatively unknown director, with little to no experience on large film projects combined with a screen writer who's last film did not receive many positive reviews, leaves me feeling a bit nervous. I feel as though with a solid creative team backing the product, Hack/Slash could be a successful horror film. Are you looking forward to the series making its transition to the big screen?
Bond's career so far has been directing commercials (and a short film) and this marks his feature debut. Several other directors, including newcomer Todd Lincoln, have been attached, but it looks like it's officially set to start shooting sometime this winter with Bond at the helm.