Rob Liefeld Adapting Comic Book ‘Bloodstrike’ For the Big Screen

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is set to produce Bloodstrike, a film adaptation of his 90s comic about an elite unit of undead super soldiers. 1984 Private Defense Contractors, the company responsible for the upcoming all-female take on The Expendables, is putting this project together. What makes this comic adaptation noteworthy is that it’s about vampire soldiers. Woo!

According to Variety,

“The vampire soldiers of “Bloodstrike” are heading for the big screen, with the comic book property set up with Adi Shankar’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors.

Producers on the project are Shankar, “Bloodstrike” scribe Rob Liefeld and Liefeld’s manager Brooklyn Weaver (“Out of the Furnace”).

Liefeld’s new angle, aimed at creating a franchise appeal, focuses 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. The property launched in 1993 via Image comics and sold over 30 million copies.”

No cast or director has been set yet. This film is still in the early development stage.

From what I gathered after doing a bit of research, there doesn’t appear to be any mention of vampires in the original comics. It seems that they have added the vampire angle due to vampires being in right now. Works for me.

While an action-packed, testosterone driven, vampire soldier movie sounds rad, I know better than to get too attached to any Rob Liefeld movie project. He has been trying for years to make the fan-favorite Deadpool into a film starring Ryan Reynolds (who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and so far there has been zero luck getting the film off the ground (grrr). So I know not to get too pumped for this film, not until it’s officially in the works.

But if Bloodstrike does get made, does it sound like a flick you’d check out?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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