Matthew Vaughn Will Be Adapting Valiant's Bloodshot Next?

March 29, 2010
Source: Latino Review


Although it's still yet to be seen if Matthew Vaughn's self-funded comic book adaptation of Kick-Ass is as big of a success as we're hoping it will be, but that isn't stopping Vaughn from apparently already setting up his next new comic book project. Latino Review is reporting that instead of reteaming with Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar again (who's apparently becoming quite a big pain in the ass in Hollywood) or taking on X-Men 4, Vaughn will be adapting the now defunct comic book Bloodshoot that used to be published by Valiant Comics in the 90s. Vaughn will co-write with Jane Goldman and fully finance this on his own once again.

Bloodshot is about a "re-animated" government assassin killing machine named Angelo Mortalli. Once a former ruthless mob killer, he's taken by the FBI and injected with nanites after being killed and is brought back to life with superhuman abilities but no memory of his past life. That concept kind of reminds me of The Punisher meets Jason Bourne in a very twisted sort of way. Vaughn's adaptation will supposedly focus on only Volume 2 of the Bloodshot series. If all goes well, Vaughn will be casting this summer and shooting later this year. But, of course, we're all waiting to see how Kick-Ass does in theaters. I'm hoping for the best.

Having seen Kick-Ass twice now, I can tell you that Matthew Vaughn's formula for independently financing and adapting his own comic book movies exactly the way he wants, does indeed work great. I was ready to hand over buckets of money (if I had any) to Vaughn after seeing Kick-Ass in hopes of further supporting his anti-Hollywood methods of filmmaking. There's no way in hell that Kick-Ass would've ever been made in the Hollywood system and I have a feeling he feels the same about Bloodshot, too. I, for one, would love to see Vaughn follow-up one great adaptation with another, so I'm hoping all this turns out to be true! Stay tuned.

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  • jake the snake
    I've been waiting for a Bloodshot movie for a while now. Vaughn is faithful to source material so hopefully he continues his winning ways.
  • JayC
    Go Vaughn!!!
  • The One
    Dang, haven't heard about Bloodshot in a longgggggg Ass time, almost forgotten that he existed. Brings back memories. Am i really getting that old? Don't remember much about the character, but sounds like a good idea. Can't wait for Kick Ass.
  • Hale18
    Whys Millar being a pain in the ass in hollywood?
    Bloodshot was badass. I would love to see more Valaint characters come to the big screen. Perhaps we'll see some cameos of Ninjak ,Solar, or Rai.
  • jake the snake
    Which Valiant comics character was the guy with the bow and arrow? was that Rai? I can't remember but I recall some badass issues.
  • jason karlsson
    will go see kickass now that he has become attached to a book in my fave comic universe of them all. bloodshot is a great idea. i wish them all luck. i will be in line the opening day for this one. any new on other valiant comics? eternal warrior, shadowman and quantum & woody would be very good films.
  • Jake the snake
    This has already been deemed false.
  • jason karlsson
    jake, you are thinking of archer from archer & armstrong
    could be good,i'd rather see a prime movie.
  • Jake the snake
    Jason karlsson I'm not sure. I'm going to look it up online to see if I can figure it out but thanks.
  • It sounds good. Bloodshot was a good comic in it's day.
  • McQueen85
    @ Hale18 He's always been a pain, it's just the way he is! Love what he does though...
  • SlashBeast
    Independently financed to supposedly maintain the subject matter and tone of the source material. But more likely because no studio will give Matthew Vaughn money after Stardust tanked and he bailed on both X-Men: The Last Stand and Thor.
  • Lando is a system not a man
    Jake, "Turok" Perhaps? Great Valiant characters to make into movies: -XO Manowar -Shadowman -Rai (which is related to Bloodshot) -Harbinger -Archer and Armstrong (best when written by Barry Windsor Smith) honestly I would prefer just about any of the characters and story lines that were running while Jim Shooter was running the show..I think Valiant had something unique (Even with revamping old Gold Key books like Magnus, Solar and Turok) and it lost that quality when shooter was out and layton took over!
  • jake the snake
    Lando XO Manowar would definitely be a cool idea on film.




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