Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Action/horror comic Hack/Slash has been trying to become a movie for years it seems. It's a difficult business, sometimes everything moves so fast you can't tell which way is up and sometimes it takes movies years to get the stars aligned right.
The producers and Relativity have hired one Mr. Marcus Nispel to direct according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog. Will this be the step that finally gets the cameras rolling? You never can tell.
Nispel isn't exactly the most beloved genre director on the planet, but he's shown glimpses of quality in his directorial efforts thus far. I wouldn't say he's 100% hit anything out of the park, but there quite a lot to like in the production value of his Chainsaw and Friday the 13th remakes.
The basic premise of the film is a fun one: the main character is the typical final victim in every slasher (the virginal girl), but pulls a Ripley (and/or Dexter) and walks the country stalking slashers her ownself. There's a fun movie in that premise and I hope they find it. Lord knows we could use more fun horror flicks.