Hack/Slash Director

Hack/Slash Director

For those who’ve not heard of it before, Hack/Slash is a comic series now published by Image Comics, and is centred on the character Cassie Hack who takes it upon herself to fight back at all the monsters of the world whom she refers to as ‘slashers’. Cassie is that classic lone survivor of almost any horror film out there, whom has decided to take on all the ‘Freddy’s’ of the world.

The series was created by Tim Seeley, and has been released in single issue form, trade paperback as well as the recent omnibus editions and has been running on and off since 2005.

 It has been reported that ‘Hack/Slash’ has been considered for a feature film adaptation in recent years, though the project doesn’t appear to have gained real traction as yet. That might be about to change with director Marcus Nispel now being onboard with the project.

Some of you might recognise Nispel as the director of the two horror remakes ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ as well as ‘Friday the 13th’, he also was behind the recent ‘Conan the Barbarian’ film starring Jason Momoa. Well known for his slasher films Nispel seems like a natural choice for the project, but whether the production is now going to start making some real progress we’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime to anyone with a keen interest in slasher films as well as comics, I recommend checking out the comic book series, starting with either the first omnibus edition, or the trade paperback volume 1 ‘Hack/Slash: First Cut’.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.