If you don’t know the name Justin Marks now, you will soon. Marks recently got himself attached to pen the screenplay for the comic book adaptation Hack/Slash by creators Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli. Todd Lincoln is on to direct.
The comic series, available in three Trade Paperbacks, follows the journey of Cassie Hack, a ‘last girl,’ who survived a masked killer attack and now hunts down those villains across the United States. In this world, guys like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger are the real deal, and someone’s got to whip their asses. She’s got help from Vlad, a towering green-skinned butcher who wears a gas mask.
The movie, like the series, will be heavy on both action and comedy. Hack/Slash does a good job of staying true to the horror genre while giving it a nice ribbing. The book, and hopefully the movie, was full of T&A shots, blood, guts, and laughs. Cast correctly, this could be one hell of a flick. Color me excited. If you need more reason to see the film or pick up the books, they often featured scantily clad babes, and a hot female lead who just happens to have some lesbian/bi-sexual leanings. Mm, its hot alright.
A little more on Just Marks, you ask? Surely. The reason you’ll know his name is he’s writing the screenplays for the following adaptations: Voltron: Defender of the Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and Supermax, the Green Arrow movie. Oh, and he just finished a new Street Fighter. So looks like movies and video games finally paid off for this lucky bastard.
And just as a special treat, here is some original artwork from Tim Seeley, from me to you: