A feature length adaptation of Hack/Slash has been in the making for a long time, and it looks like we might get some closure pretty soon. Last time we heard anything, the live-action film was set up at Relativity with Steven Susco writing the script (a lot of people have probably taken a look at the script written by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli from 2007 as well), but it looks like Halo-8 is in production on a different illustrated feature that mixes comic book sequential art with 3D CGI and rotoscoped animation of live-action performances.
Originally announced after Comic Con last year, director Matt Pizzolo has been working on a new visual style for the film that will progress from Godkiller (review) – he’s also working on Godkiller 2.
The actress who will be stepping into Cassie Hack’s shoes will be announced by creator Tim Seeley and Pizzolo at Halo-8′s panel on Saturday at 7pm in Room 9.
“Cassie is a great role and there are a lot of established actresses who’d love to bring her to life. We feel really blessed by the actress we’ve selected to take on the role–not only is she a fan-favorite but she herself is a fan of Tim, Cassie, and Vlad” says Pizzolo. “With Hack/Slash, we’re working more with green screen and roto-style animation, so this actress will literally be taking on Cassie’s skin.”
The only hint given in the press release is that the actress will already be attending Comic-Con for a genre series she stars in. That could mean someone from True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, something on Syfy or any one of the numerous new shows in attendance. Heck, it could even be someone from the Locke & Key pilot. In the past, actresses including Megan Fox and Kat Dennings have spoken publicly about how they’d love to play Cassie Hack, and a Twitter campaign #AllisonScag4Cassie trended for Warehouse-13‘s Allison Scagliotti to win the coveted role.