Stephen Susco, the guy who wrote the American remake of The Grudge, is now handling the forever-gestating, needs-to-happen-already film adaptation of Tim Seeley’s great Hack/Slash, the comic book series about a scantily-dressed little number, Cassie Hack, and her giant oaf of a sidekick, Vlad. Along with clever quips and tons of bloodshed, Cassie and Vlad favor the killing off of infamous horror characters, such as Jason Voorhees and Chucky. A pretty brilliant concept that’s been screaming for a film version for some years now.
I wish I could say that Susco’s involvement has me more optimistic than before about this project, but the damn thing has been so problematic already that I’m thinking it’ll never see the light of day. Susco is hot on the block these days; on top of this, he’s working on Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D (*cringe*) and The Butcherhouse Chronicles. I’ll reserve judgment on his screenwriting chops until I’ve seen a second effort (The Grudge, while enjoyable enough, left a good deal to be desired); for now, all I can do is hope he doesn’t fuck Hack/Slash up, if it happens at all.
In the meantime, a guy can still dream-cast the role of Cassie Hack; I, like every other fanboy worth his marbles, initially envisioned Eliza Dushku in the part, after laboring to avoid the two words “Megan” and “Fox.” Dushku feels a little tired for this, though; I’m thinking we need to really step outside the proverbial box. How about….. and go with me on this one:
Olivia Munn, G4 hostess extraordinaire and top-five sexiest chick in the game. Not much acting experience, but she’s charming enough to leave me with tons of optimism. Consider this the official genesis of the “Cast Olivia Munn as ‘Cassie Hack'” campaign.
News spotted over at: JoBlo