Horror Comic 'Hack/Slash' Heading to TV With 'Hitman' Writer (Exclusive)

The adaptation of the cult comic had spent years in development as a movie but is now set up at Relativity Television.
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Hack/Slash, the long-in-the works adaptation of the cult horror comic, has taken a twisty turn: It is now being developed as a television series.

The project is set up at Relativity Television, which has been spun off from Relativity Media with a new ownership umbrella that includes Anchorage Capital, Falcon Investments and Luxor Capital. Tom Forman remains the CEO.

Skip Woods, the action-loving scribe whose credits range from Swordfish to A Good Day to Die Hard to the Hitman movies, is writing the script.

Woods will also exec produce with Adrian Askarieh, who first optioned the comic back in 2005, and Ray Ricord.

Daniel Alter and Geoffrey Yim are co-exec producers.

Created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, Hack/Slash centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who symbolizes the cliche of the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. However, the emotionally damaged girl not only survived but has become a killer of killers. Along with a burly 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.

When it was set up as a feature, it had directors such as Marcus Nispel, Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln attached, with Justin Marks and Stephen Susco among the writers.

The producers are now out to directors with the goal to make it a dark and gritty show in The Walking Dead mold.

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