Latino Review has broken the news that Matthew Vaughn, hot off KICK-ASS, is trying to scrape together the resources to bring 1990′s Valiant Comic character BLOODSHOT to the big screen.
For those of you who don’t know about BLOODSHOT, don’t feel bad. Bloodshot is one of the hundreds of forgotten “extreme” creations of the variant-cover crazy 1990′s. First appearing in 1994, Bloodshot was a laundry list of pyrite age cliches. Like so many other 90′s creations, he was a cross between Wolverine and The Punisher: a nano-enhanced mob hitman re-animated by evil government scientists, and robbed of the memories of his past. Packing the obligatory high caliber firearms and clad in a vest with no shirt underneath, he blew people away in the name of revenge, justice, and speculator dollars. Not having read any BLOODSHOT, maybe I’m in no position to say whether this movie is a good idea or not, but I do know one thing, Rob Liefeld must kick himself in the butt every morning for not thinking of the name “Bloodshot” first.
Vaughn, according to Latino Review, is in the process of self-funding the film, much as he did with KICK-ASS. If KICK-ASS tanks, this project will probably quickly disappear along with all hopes of an eventual WARRIORS OF PLASM motion picture.