Nispel Tapped for “Hack/Slash”

Conan the Barbarian director Marcus Nispel has been tapped to direct the big-screen version of Hack/Slash.

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.

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