After a couple years and some false starts, the big screen adaptation of Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli’s comic Hack/Slash seems to finally be on track. I’ve been following the progress of this project for some time now and interviewed Tim Seeley and Hack/Slash screenwriter Justin Marks last year when it seemed the movie was a go. Sadly, for whatever reason, it didn’t happen that time.
But now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has a green light from Rogue Pictures and owner Relativity Media and a brand new director to go along with it: commercial and music video helmer Fredrik Bond. According to the article, the comic, which centers on Cassie Hack, a young woman who travels the country killing serial killers and other murderers, has been a top contender to receive a greenlight from Rogue for some time.
Fortunately it appears that time has come with the movie expected to begin filming early next year. No word yet on who will be playing the pivotal role of Cassie Hack. But don’t worry, when we find out, you’ll be the first to know. While we wait for the movie, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Hack/Slash from Devil’s Due Publishing at your local comic shop. You’ll be glad you did.