Variety is reporting that Rob Liefeld’s classic 1993 comic book series Bloodstrike will be developed into a motion picture with the help of a new investor. The comics followed a top-secret group of superpowered assassins, resurrected back from the dead through the government’s Born Again project, and following lead character Cabbot Stone.
Adi Shankar, the man whose company co-financed such films as The Grey, and the upcoming Dredd 3D, will be produced the film alongside Liefeld and his manager Brooklyn Weaver. Shankar’s company is currently moving forward on an all-female version of The Expendables…fund everything!
In addition to co-financing such films as the upcoming Dredd 3D and Liam Neeson’s The Grey, this is the same company that produced The Punisher: Dirty Laundry short film that created a strong buzz at San Diego Comic-Com 2012.
Liefeld went on to Tweet that “Bloodstrike will be R-rated,” adding that “Adi Shankar the real deal.”