Variety is reporting that Rob Liefeld’s creation, Bloodstrike as been optioned by Adi Shankar’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors. Shankar’s production company has been making all kinds of news recently as it has set out to create an all-female version of “The Expendables” franchise, as well as co-financed Andrew Dominik’s upcoming Brad Pitt-starrer “Killing Them Softly. Shankar also produced the cult favorite Punisher: Dirty Laundry.
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.
reports indicate that the movie is aimed at an R-rating. More as it develops.