Iconic horror comic Hack/Slash is the newest title to make the move to television after years of sitting in development limbo as a film adaptation.The comic, created by Stefano Caselli and Tim Seely, follows Cassie Hack, a perfect portrayal of the stereotypical and cliched lone woman who survives at the end of almost every horror movie. Not willing to be the vulnerable girl who eventually finds her way home, face somehow covered in tears while her mascara remains seemingly untouched, Hack sets out across the country to exact revenge on various slasher icons, like Michael Myers (Halloween) and Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th).
The show is being produced by Relativity Television, the new spinoff of the financially wrecked Relativity Media, and will be helmed by writer Skip Woods (Hitman, A Good Day to Die Hard).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will try to echo AMC’s hit The Walking Dead in terms of grittiness and appealing to a more adult audience. It’s a trend Hollywood is beginning to see a lot more of, with the aforementioned network taking on controversial graphic novel Preacher, and Image Comics rolling out the rights to comics like Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals.
There is currently no word on when pre-production for the pilot episode begins or information on when fans of the comic can expect to see Hack/Slash on their television screens.