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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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.

jake the snake on Mar 29, 2010


Go Vaughn!!!

JayC on Mar 29, 2010


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.

The One on Mar 29, 2010


Whys Millar being a pain in the ass in hollywood?

Hale18 on Mar 29, 2010


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.

GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAA! on Mar 29, 2010


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.

jake the snake on Mar 29, 2010


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.

jason karlsson on Mar 29, 2010


This has already been deemed false.

Jake the snake on Mar 30, 2010


jake, you are thinking of archer from archer & armstrong

jason karlsson on Mar 30, 2010


could be good,i'd rather see a prime movie.

DEADPOOL 72 on Mar 30, 2010


Jason karlsson I'm not sure. I'm going to look it up online to see if I can figure it out but thanks.

Jake the snake on Mar 30, 2010


It sounds good. Bloodshot was a good comic in it's day.

crabby on Mar 30, 2010


@ Hale18 He's always been a pain, it's just the way he is! Love what he does though...

McQueen85 on Mar 30, 2010


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.

SlashBeast on Mar 31, 2010


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!

Lando is a system not a man on Apr 1, 2010


Lando XO Manowar would definitely be a cool idea on film.

jake the snake on Apr 1, 2010

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