'Deadpool' Creator Rob Liefeld Bringing 'Bloodstrike' to Big Screen
We haven't heard an update about the long-in-development Deadpool adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds in quite some time, but that character's creator is apparently getting tired of waiting and is now looking to bring a few more of his comic book creations to the big screen. Variety reports Rob Liefeld will produce Bloodstrike, a film adaptation of his comic about an elite unit of supersoldiers who have vampire blood. 1984 Private Defense Contractors, the company responsible for the upcoming all-female take on The Expendables, is putting this project together, and no cast or director has been set quite yet. More below!
It's hard to complain about this adaptation trying to capitalize on the current trend of vampire movies when the comics came out back in the 1993, but it seems obvious that if there ever was a time to get this movie into production, now is the time to get it in gear. After years of Twilight movies dominating both the box office and the cultural consciousness, and "True Blood" seemingly losing some popularity as the show stretches on, I'm guessing that bloodsuckers are going to slowly start trickling off of the big screen for the next few years before they inevitably make another return to popularity in a decade or so.
Bloodstrike features superhero elements, action movie elements, and vampire movie elements, so on paper I'm sure it looks like a hit waiting to happen. But as with all projects, it all comes down to the script and the talent behind it, so we'll reserve judgement on this until we hear about a writer, director, or at least some actors being attached in the key roles. Any suggestions? Are you excited?