Horror Comic 'Hack/Slash' TV Series In The Works With 'Hitman' Writer


A television adaptation of the cult horror comic Hack/Slash is currently in the works, with Hitman writer Skip Woods to serve as writer.

The comic was originally planned to be adapted for the big screen with Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln in the works to direct, but nothing materialized for the project since word first broke in 2009. But now fans of Hack/Slash will be to see Cassie Hack take down Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and other monsters and killers on the small screen in the new project by Relativity Television.

Created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, Hack/Slash follows Cassie, the type of character who is the sole survivor at the end of horror movies. After surviving her own near-death experience with a killer, she takes on the slashers with her partner Vlad, becoming a killer herself. The slashers include characters from Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and even the Wizard of Oz.

Woods (Swordfish, A Good Day to Die Hard) will serve as both screenwriter and executive producer alongside Adrian Askarieh and Ray Ricord.

The showrunners are said to want to make the TV series gritty like The Walking Dead.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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