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SCOOP: Who's game for HACK/SLASH?
We're told a comic book property is getting turned into a new video game
By Patrick Sauriol with Kevin Flynn
October 19, 2004
Cover art for HACK/SLASH: GIRLS GONE DEAD.
© Devil's Due Publishing
Sure, we may have made our name breaking the story and delivering the skinny about new movies in development, but that doesn't mean we don't want to do the same for any of the other realms of entertainment like video games, comic books, DVDs or television. That's why we have a special warm smile plastered on our faces today: we just received an exclusive video game scoop from an individual that works for a we-shall-not-name company. Here's what they had to say to us in their own words:
"Hey, I work at a video-game developer and it looks like our next big game is going to be HACK/SLASH
. It's based a comic book series. We were also told that there's big movie plans in the works for this property and people here are expecting to talk with the producers to time the launch of the game to the film."
We've already heard about HACK/SLASH
. Created and written by Tim Seeley, it's a comic book published by Devil's Due Productions that has two issues under its belt so far. Kind of a BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
meets FRIDAY THE 13th
amalgam, the comic follows the investigations of Cassie Hack, the daughter of an infamous serial killer that now puts an end to the carnage created by other slashers. Cassie's sidekick is a hulking, masked ex-slasher named Vlad and together the two of them face off against various supernatural menaces and killers.
Last March Variety
reported that a HACK/SLASH
movie was in fact in development. The rights to the comic were acquired by producer Priue Universe Productions Adrian Askarieh (SPY HUNTER
). Also mentioned as producers on the HACK/SLASH
project were Chuck Gordon (DIE HARD
) and Daniel Alter (2176
It's interesting to note that Devil's Due also publishes a comic based on Sam Raimi's ARMY OF DARKNESS
horror film which features Bruce Campbell's Ash character, the demon-butt kicking smarmy hero of Raimi's EVIL DEAD
duology. As you may recall, New Line Cinema had been considering adding the character of Ash into a proposed FREDDY VS. JASON
sequel, or at least until recent comments from ARMY OF DARKNESS
director Sam Raimi seemed to quash the idea. Maybe we're just reading something into nothing, but could New Line be involved in a HACK/SLASH
movie at this stage of development? Or could it be that instead of Sam Raimi's Ash facing off against Freddy and Jason in their rematch, someone's got an idea to have Cassie Hack battle these crazed slashers?
If the original scooper is reading these words (or anyone else working for the vid game biz), hit us back with more info. We always want more scoops from the world of gaming.Got a scoop? Know something that you need to tell us about? Send it to us!