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Soldiers with vampire blood come marching with Bloodstrike comic adaptation

08.20.2012by: Jake Dee

Soldiers with vampire blood? Must be a BLOODSTRIKE!

Variety is reporting that Adi Shankar's 1984 Private Defense Contractors banner is developing a big-screen adaptation of BLOODSTRIKE, Rob Liefeld's comic of the same name. Shankar, you may recall from last week, is also developing a female EXPENDABLES type movie, with THE GREY, MACHINE GUN PREACHER and KILLING THEM SOFTLY in the rearview. Dude's definitely building a nice rap-sheet.

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.

So popular and a bit ballsy? Not a bad combo. But will Shankar hire the right people to adequately realize the comic? Will it be campy or serious? Perhaps those who're familiar can elaborate on the tone. Do so in the talk-backs below!

Extra Tidbit: You ever read BLOODSTRIKE before?
Source: Variety

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