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Or as soon as someone manages to get a movie based on a Rob Liefeld creation made, anyway. Frankly, I’m not all that optimistic this one will get made. How long have they been trying to get Liefeld’s much more famous creation, “Youngblood” to the big screen? Four years ago, as it turns out, with Brett Ratner originally attached to direct.
In any case, producer Adi Shankar (the same man behind the all-ladies version of “The Expendables”), has boarded the film, with Liefeld writing the script and Liefeld’s manager, Brooklyn Weaver co-producing.
The comic book started life during Liefeld’s Image Comics glory days, about a squad of undead supersoldiers brought back from death to form a Government hit squad. Essentially “Universal Soldier”, but with Liefeld’s trademark silly costumes, general lack of bodily details, oh-so-awkward poses, and ridiculous looking guns. The comic ran for 23 issues back in the ’90s and was apparently pretty popular, though I don’t ever recall having bought a single issue during my comic book reading heyday, and back then, I bought pretty much anything and everything. The book has since been relaunched as a solo adventure.
The movie version of “Bloodstrike”, we’re told, will focus 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.”
So basically now instead of “Universal Soldier”, they’ll be more “Blade II”. Gotcha. Hey, no one ever accused ol Rob Liefeld of being super duper original, you know.
Via : Variety