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Conan director Marcus Nispel to tackle the comic adaptation of Hack/Slash

01.16.2012

Marcus Nispel, director of the paint-by-numbers CONAN THE BARBARIAN reboot is set to direct the comic adaptation of Hack/Slash.

The Image comic, created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who embodies the stereotypical "lone surviving girl" of every horror movie you've ever seen.

However, instead of surviving just to be a broken down nutcase in a psych ward, Cassie becomes a vigilante who turns the tables on the slasher killers and killing them instead. Traveling with her protector, a muscle-bound bad ass named Vlad (codename: Hack) the duo dish out death at every turn, killing off villainous serial murderers in the vein of Jason, Freddy, and Michael Myers.

I love the premise of the comic, although I've never read it. What I don't love is Marcus Nispel. He can capture some nice-looking visuals, but that's about it. I know some people dug the Conan reboot "for what it's worth," but it was just a pointless mess to me.

However, I did enjoy Nispel's work on THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake, so perhaps this could be a perfect set up for him. Let's hope they go for a hard R and take this project into the realm of cool instead of the realm of PG-13 celluloid death.

Extra Tidbit: The series has been turned into a stage play "Hack/Slash: Stage Fright", adapting "Euthanized" and "Girls Gone Dead". The play utilizes comic book panel simulation. Check it out here

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5:43AM on 01/17/2012
Nispel's films suck ass, and after Conan, his name attached anything kills my interest immediately.
Nispel's films suck ass, and after Conan, his name attached anything kills my interest immediately.
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12:05AM on 01/17/2012
Nispel... I expect nothing short of utterly bland and uninspired.
Nispel... I expect nothing short of utterly bland and uninspired.
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6:28PM on 01/16/2012
Didn't care for Conan & Pathfinder was a snoozefest but his 2 horror remakes were actually quite decent so lets see how he tackles the comic book genre.
Didn't care for Conan & Pathfinder was a snoozefest but his 2 horror remakes were actually quite decent so lets see how he tackles the comic book genre.
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6:15PM on 01/16/2012
I love this comic book series and can't wait to see the film adaptation. I wasn't crazy over Conan, but I have enjoyed Nispel's horror remakes to a certain degree.
I love this comic book series and can't wait to see the film adaptation. I wasn't crazy over Conan, but I have enjoyed Nispel's horror remakes to a certain degree.
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5:13PM on 01/16/2012
Don't worry. A Hack/Slash movie should get an R. The comic's adult language would merit an R by itself.
Nispel is the right director for the project. Besides his other works, Conan shows that Nispel fits the project. Both Conan the Cimmerian and Cassie Hack are all about the violence and bad-assery. Plus, Cassie makes witty remarks. Also, Hack/Slash requires some depiction of the supernatural (e.g. Mary Lovecraft, a likely film antagonist), and the Conan film presented such.
Don't worry. A Hack/Slash movie should get an R. The comic's adult language would merit an R by itself.
Nispel is the right director for the project. Besides his other works, Conan shows that Nispel fits the project. Both Conan the Cimmerian and Cassie Hack are all about the violence and bad-assery. Plus, Cassie makes witty remarks. Also, Hack/Slash requires some depiction of the supernatural (e.g. Mary Lovecraft, a likely film antagonist), and the Conan film presented such.
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