Marks carves out 'Hack/Slash'


Justin Marks has been enlisted for writing duties on "Hack/ Slash," Rogue's adaptation of a cult horror comic book.

Music video director Todd Lincoln is on board to helm the project, which is being produced by Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter.

"Hack/Slash," created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who travels to small towns 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. She is partnered on her journey with Vlad, a hulking companion who serves as her protector.

Lincoln wrote the initial draft with Martin Schenk. Ben Magid also worked on the script.

Howard Sun is co-producing.

Marks has carved a niche for himself writing franchise and geek projects. He is writing "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" for Warner Bros. and Joel Silver, based on the 1980s Mattel toy, and bringing DC Comics hero Green Arrow to the big screen with "Green Arrow: Escape From Supermax," also at Warners. He wrote the video game adaptation "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li," now in production at Fox.

Marks is repped by WMA, Madhouse Entertainment and attorney Stephen Clark.

Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York.