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Tuesday
Aug212012

Rob Liefeld's 'Bloodstrike' to Go Extreme on The Big Screen

It’s already been a big year for ’90s comic book superstar Rob Liefeld. 2012 is the 20th anniversary of Liefeld joining with some of the industry's top creators and forming Image Comics in 1992.  Additionally Image has revamped Liefeld’s creator-owned imprint, Extreme, with new writers and artists and the results have been surprisingly good.  The hits just keep on coming for the notorious artist as Variety reports that Bloodstrike, his 1994 series, is coming to the big screen.  Expect big guns, impossible anatomies, a superfluity of pouches and a lack of feet.

News is that Adi Shankar’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors will be handling production duties.  Shankar previously produced The Grey and is currently an executive producer on the upcoming Lone Survivor and Dredd 3D.  This thing is really probably going to happen.

Bloodstrike is both the name of a character and a covert super-powered black ops team run by the government in Liefeld’s 1994 series of the same name.  The catch is that this squad is already dead, brought back to life by the power of vampire blood.  Extreme is the word of the day here and with the right director this could go from a bad idea to a really great guilty pleasure.

Reader Comments (1)

hilarious description of liefelds artwork. he's terrible.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternicksoapdish

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