Developments on the Deadpool adaptation with Ryan Reynolds are at a standstill (the last update we posted on it was in 2011), and it appears that its creator, Rob Liefeld, isn’t content to wait for things to happen. According to Variety, Liefeld will produce a big screen version of his comic Bloodstrike with Adi Shankar (The Grey, Dredd 3D) and his production company, 1984 Private Defense Contractors.
Created in 1993, Bloodstrike centers on a group of top secret government super soldiers who derive their powers from having vampire blood. It ran for 22 regular issues and sold over 30 million copies, making it one of the most successful properties at Image Comics. In my time associating with comic book fans, I’ve come to understand that Liefeld is a controversial figure, mostly for allegedly stealing ideas from other artists. Knowing this, I’m interested to see how they’ll react over the news of not one, but two of his works getting film adaptations.
Besides Liefeld and Shankar, Brooklyn Weaver (Out of the Furnace) will also produce. No director or cast details are available yet.
Are you a fan of Bloodstrike? Do you think it will make a good movie?
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