Rob Liefeld has made a deal with Adi Shankar‘s 1984 Private Defense Contractors to turn his comic Bloodstrike into a feature. The comic centers on “a Bloodstrike unit consisting of a team of super-soldiers who have secretly been imbued with vampire blood—making them an elite strike force feared by all enemies.” According to Variety, Shankar and Liefeld will produce along with Liefeld’s manager Brooklyn Weaver (The Number 23). They are conceiving of Bloodstrike as a possible franchise.
Liefeld helped found Image Comics in 1992 and launched Bloodstrike in 1993, selling over 30 million copies in the years since. Hit the jump for background information on the series.
While it seems like we’re hit with an ever-increasing barrage of superhero movies each year, Deadpool is surely one of the most anticipated that’s yet to see the light of day. The film has been in the works for years now, and finally got some movement when visual effects guru Tim Miller was set as director last April. It’s a hard sell, as star Ryan Reynolds and those creatively involved are adamant that the feature be true to the comic and therefore rated R. Word on the project has been quiet for some time, but comic writer/illustrator Rob Liefeld recently let slip that he may or may not have seen eight minutes of test footage from the film. Details after the jump.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 12th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
Life is full of decisions. That said, it’s safe to assume that Ryan Reynolds’ decisions aren’t of the typical “paper or plastic?” variety. As I’m sure you’re well aware, the Canadian actor turned, well, really popular Canadian actor has not one but two superhero film franchise leads at his disposal – Hal Jordan in Warner Bros. Green Lantern and Wade Wilson in Fox’s Deadpool. A nice problem to have to be sure, but a potential problem nevertheless. Picking up on the conflict-in-waiting is “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld whose recent tweet suggested that Reynolds may be too preoccupied with his turn in Green Lantern to juggle the “Merc with a Mouth” as well.
For more info on where Reynolds and the film currently stand, hit the jump.