Hack/Slash Heads to Television

Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash comic book series is getting a television adaptation

Tim Seeley’s acclaimed horror comic book series Hack/Slash is finally getting an adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the rights have landed at Relativity Television where A Good Day to Die Hard and X-Men Origins: Wolverine scribe Skip Woods has been tasked with developing a script.

Published first by Devil’s Due and later by Image ComicsHack/Slash is officially described as follows:

At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives… in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down… hard!

Over the years, Cassie Hack has gone up against quite a few varieties of “slashers.” She has even crossed over with comic book characters like Evil Ernie and faced off against some familiar movie characters, such as Child Play‘s Chucky, the Reanimator and even the Evil Dead franchise’s Ashley J. Williams. 

The Hack/Slash comics themselves are currently on a publishing hiatus. The ongoing Image series ended in 2013 after 25 issues, while 2014 saw the release of the five-issue miniseries Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain.

Skip Woods will also executive produce the Hack/Slash series alongside Adrian Askarieh and Ray Ricord. Daniel Alter and Geoffrey Yim are also attached as co-executive producers.

For a detailed look at the long history of Hack/Slash in Hollywood, check out ShockTillYouDrop’s exclusive feature from 2010.

Do you think television is the right route for Hack/Slash? Who would you cast as Cassie? Let us know in the comments below!