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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Director For 'Hack/Slash', Shooting This Winter?!

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Commercial director Fredrik Bond has come aboard to direct Hack/Slash, Rogue's long-delayed adaptation of a cult horror comic book that previously had Todd Lincoln attached at the helm. If you haven't read this comic yet, it has some serious franchise potential and brings something fresh to the big screen (it's what you've all been begging for). Read on for more on the comic and the forthcoming adaptation!

"You know exactly what I'm thinking."

Hack/Slash, the must-read horror-themed comic series created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who symbolizes the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. Hack not only survived, she has become a killer of killers and travels to small towns across the country hunting slashers in the vein of "Halloween's" Michael Myers, "Friday the 13th's" Jason Voorhees and "A Nightmare on Elm Street's" Freddy Krueger. She is partnered on her journey with Vlad, a hulking companion who serves as her protector.

The project, with a current script by Justin Marks, has seen several directors come and go, but looks to be finally ready to bust out of the gate. Relativity needs to get its Rogue apparatus in motion and "Hack/Slash" fits the bill of the kind of fare it's looking for. A winter start is finally being eyed.

Bond is attached to direct The Host, a remake of the South Korean monster movie. Alexandra Milchan, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter are producing.

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