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Rob Liefeld's Bloodstrike to get the big screen treatment from producers of The Grey

08.21.2012

Rob Liefeld's BLOODSTRIKE has found a home with Adi Shankar's 1984 Private Defense Contractors production company, who co-financed THE GREY, MACHINE GUN PREACHER, and the upcoming KILLING THEM SOFTLY.  So, the point is, this seems legit.  

BLOODSTRIKE, based on the Image comic launched in 1993, tells the story of a "Bloodstrike" unit, which consists of soldiers who have been enhanced with vampire blood, making them an elite fighting force.  

No word on a creative team or casting, but having Shankar onboard may well get the project off the ground and onto movie screens, which is a feat Liefeld has been trying to accomplish with a number of properties, including DEADPOOL, one of the most wanted comic adaptations from fans that can't seem to find wings. 

Since I bought everything Image comics put to press in the early '90's, I'm sure I have the BLOODSTRIKE books sitting in a box somewhere, but it's never been something I ever cared to open again.  Hopefully, they find a good fit for a comic-to-screen translation, but I think a lot of that will hinge on who they hire to steer the ship. 

What do you guys think?

Extra Tidbit: What project of Liefeld's would you most like to see make it to the big screen, if any? I'd go with the obvious choice of Deadpool.
Source: Variety

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7:18PM on 08/21/2012

ugh...

this motherfucker is a hack, none of his work is original, none. When image started in 92, it was founded by a bunch of guys who felt spurned by the big comic companies, but what they all soon realized is that writing is hard work. Liefield is probably one of the biggest liability to the company.
this motherfucker is a hack, none of his work is original, none. When image started in 92, it was founded by a bunch of guys who felt spurned by the big comic companies, but what they all soon realized is that writing is hard work. Liefield is probably one of the biggest liability to the company.
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6:59PM on 08/21/2012

Bad idead

They're gonna need a lot of prosthetics and CGI to emulate Liefield's over-exaggerated anatomy designs.
They're gonna need a lot of prosthetics and CGI to emulate Liefield's over-exaggerated anatomy designs.
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5:47PM on 08/21/2012
Wow. The mask of this character looks exactly like Deadpool's mask, which itself was very much "inspired" by Spider-man's mask.

If we see this film before Deadpool, I cry!
Wow. The mask of this character looks exactly like Deadpool's mask, which itself was very much "inspired" by Spider-man's mask.

If we see this film before Deadpool, I cry!
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3:02PM on 08/21/2012

LIEfeld

Be careful printing words like "Liefeld" and "created" in the same sentence. Fact is, Liefeld copied Deadpool from Teen Titans' Deathstroke, was unable to write a single line of dialogue for DP, let good writes like Fabian Nicieza and Mark Waid do all the writing and then claimed as much credit as he could. He thought he was robbed and could do it on his own so he ran to Image Comics. His Image work was shit from start to finish, proving his hack-ness. I cannot believe anyone wants any of his
Be careful printing words like "Liefeld" and "created" in the same sentence. Fact is, Liefeld copied Deadpool from Teen Titans' Deathstroke, was unable to write a single line of dialogue for DP, let good writes like Fabian Nicieza and Mark Waid do all the writing and then claimed as much credit as he could. He thought he was robbed and could do it on his own so he ran to Image Comics. His Image work was shit from start to finish, proving his hack-ness. I cannot believe anyone wants any of his properties. Hell, even the Bloodstrike stuff above isnt written or drawn by Liefeld. He is a tick on the ass of the comic world.
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1:56PM on 08/21/2012
Compare Rob Liefeld's artwork to: Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Marc Silvestri, Whilce Portacio...
Liefeld is an embarassment to the comic world!
Compare Rob Liefeld's artwork to: Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Marc Silvestri, Whilce Portacio...
Liefeld is an embarassment to the comic world!
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1:11PM on 08/21/2012
Almost every single comics fan has a deep dislike of Rob Liefeld. His hyper-exaggerated, nigh-ridiculous artwork has been mocked often, he's been accused of copying/swiping the work of other artists, and he's known for not being very nice to other industry personalities and submitting pages late more often than not. The guy doesn't need a Bloodstrike feature film to inflate his ego even further.
Almost every single comics fan has a deep dislike of Rob Liefeld. His hyper-exaggerated, nigh-ridiculous artwork has been mocked often, he's been accused of copying/swiping the work of other artists, and he's known for not being very nice to other industry personalities and submitting pages late more often than not. The guy doesn't need a Bloodstrike feature film to inflate his ego even further.
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1:07PM on 08/21/2012
Deadpool isn't a property of Liefeld, it's owned by Marvel. Liefeld owns dozens of other characters that had many "explosive first issues", mini series and ongoing series with less issues than the mini series.
Deadpool isn't a property of Liefeld, it's owned by Marvel. Liefeld owns dozens of other characters that had many "explosive first issues", mini series and ongoing series with less issues than the mini series.
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