According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nispel, who directed last summer’s Conan the Barbarian as well as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, has come aboard to helm Hack/Slash, Relativity’s adaptation of a horror-action comic book.
Alexandra Milchan, Adrian Askarieh, and Daniel Alter are producing.
Hack/Slash, created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who symbolizes the cliche of the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. In this case the girl not only survived but has become a killer of killers. Along with a hulking protector named Vlad, Hack travels 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.
The project has seen several writers and directors come and go since it first was set up at Universal’s now-deceased genre division Rogue Pictures, which later was acquired by Relativity.