Rob Liefeld’s Bloodstrike Headed to Big Screen

Rob LiefeldOr 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.

Bloodstrike Comic Book

Via : Variety



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  • X_p

    lol and some more lol haha this guys artwork is awful!!!! people made fun of it in its first run and now there are entire articles and blogs written about how bad he was. i cant believe hes still working really…

    • gomugomu

      I don’t hate his work.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Liedeld has helped create a few iconic characters, Deadpool being the biggest, with Cable being a close second. His work at Image was groundbreaking as well. But his art has always been questionable in my oinion. No one is perfect but I’ve seen some serious advancement in people’s art over the last few decades like John Romita Jr, Humberto Ramos, Clayton Henry, and even some of Liefeld’s Image contemporaries like Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, and Eric Larson. Rob’s style hasn’t changed at all. I will give credit where credit is due, but I have to also call out the failures, like Captain America’s boobs in Heroes Reborn!

    • Juggernaut

      Captain Ameri-juggs!!! LOL!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      How does that dude shoot his bow without strings?

      • Juggernaut

        With sheer 90′s awesomeness!!!

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Indeed!!!

  • Juggernaut

    Hmmm, Deadpool, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Box, Sabretooth and Spiral????

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Not very original with designs.

  • TheStrongestThereIs.Com

    I knew i was saving this link for Something! Nix and Deadpool (others welcomed as well), check this out:

    40 Worst Rob Liefeld Drawings EVER!
    http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/4/21/2960508/worst-rob-liefeld-drawings

    and 40 MORE Worst Rob Liefeld Drawings Ever!
    http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/14/3085171/40-more-of-the-worst-rob-liefeld-drawings-numbers-10-through-1

    I personally hate him, just because even as a kid I could not understand how he always seemed to stay afloat in the comic industry and ALWAYS found another job even though he was a joke to all other artist. If you are like me and have the old Stan Lee Presents The Comic Book Great vhs tapes, you can see Jim Lee, Wilce Portacio, Todd Mcfarlane and Stan Lee poke amazing fun at Rob Liefeld to his face. He must be the most personable punching bag around. I also hate him for starting Awesome Comics and then Letting Kaboom be created just so it could never be finished when his crappy ship sank.

    • Juggernaut

      LOL! Those are all hilarious and 100% true!!!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed!
        Liefeld just quit DC entertainment too!

        • Juggernaut

          I read that yesterday. Is he going back to Marvel?