Blumhouse Productions has quickly become a household name in horror in recent years. They have been behind the Insidious and Purge franchises as well as the more recent Halloween movie, and they won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Blumhouse is currently developing a Hack/Slash movie based on the Image Comics series, a source close to the property confirmed to SuperBroMovies.
The Hack/Slash comic series was created in 2004 by Tim Seeley and focuses on the monster hunting heroine Cassie Hack, who will be the titular star in the new Blumhouse produced project. The film will focus on her as she preys on undead “slashers” across the country alongside her partner, Vlad. The movie will be shooting for an R-rating as to not water down the slasher elements.
This isn’t the first time an attempt has been made to make a live-action version adaptation of the comic. There have been talks of a feature-length film from Rogue Pictures in both 2008 and 2012, but it never made its way into production. In 2015, it was announced by Relativity Television that the comic would be adapted into a TV series, but this attempt never made it off the ground.
Despite these failed attempts, Blumhouse will be moving forward with its film. However, we don’t have any production dates at the moment. Knowing Blumhouse, this could be the start of another horror franchise, which should excite fans of the original Image Comics series. They are already bringing another Image property to the big screen with Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, so another adaptation makes a lot of sense.
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