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Update: Will Vaughn Direct Bloodshot?
Maybe. Possibly. Wait and see...

30 March 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Latino Review

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Update, 12.15pm: We've done some digging around and discovered that you can file this pretty firmly under rumour. Although Bloodshot is on a list of projects Matthew Vaughn's considering to follow up Kick-Ass, it's by no means guaranteed to be his next. As we understand it, a script is being written and no commitments will be made until that's done.

He’s wowing us with Kick-Ass this week, but could Matthew Vaughn be sticking with the comic book world for his next film?

According to Latino Review’s source, Vaughn is close to picking his follow-up project – and the leading contender is Bloodshot.

Bloodwhat? The Valiant Comics character is a former mob killer double-crossed by his employers and murdered. He’s revived by the FBI (what, no do-gooding, recently-killed agents available) via a secret process that pumps nanites into his bloodstream, healing his wounds and making him close to indestructible. Oh, and wiping his memory in the process.

He sets out to discover who he was, and wages a one-man war against the mafia types who betrayed him.

Sounds bloody, ballsy and right up Vaughn’s alley. Still, there is zero confirmation on this right now, so file it firmly in the rumour category.


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RE: Bloodshot Facts
Well, I don't think the Spirit was technically immortal either or the whole Heracles blood thing wouldn't have been pointless.  Although it was I suppose, along with the rest of the film.   ANYWAY I was just saying it sounded similar.  I'm not saying one ripped off the other, and I'd still want to see Bloodshot. More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 15:14 on 31 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I remember BLOODSHOT
L: Lingo2010 The original was a good book, FAR from a Punisher rip-off. The second volume (the one being considered for the movie) had action, intrigue and enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing. Combine that with Vaughn and you'd have a film that could be very good AND very popular. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it happens. on't forget Uzzi the Clown. He was a Punisher rip-off, heh. More

Posted by Michael Sacal at 15:04 on 31 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bloodshot Facts
L: TheRealMacgyver Well, I meant the movie. And no, it's not a unique concept but the fact that it's his enemy who's obsessed with immortality who experiments on the hero and infuses him with "something" to test it thereby making the hero and the villian evenly immortaly matched sounds very very very similar. o The Spirit movie is a rip off of the Bloodshot comic book. Bloodshot's enemy was not immortal, and neither was Bloodshot. Bloodshot was the only individual who sur More

Posted by Michael Sacal at 15:03 on 31 March 2010 | Report This Post

I remember BLOODSHOT
The original was a good book, FAR from a Punisher rip-off. The second volume (the one being considered for the movie) had action, intrigue and enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing. Combine that with Vaughn and you'd have a film that could be very good AND very popular. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it happens. More

Posted by Lingo2010 at 11:05 on 31 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bloodshot Facts
L: Michael Sacal L: TheRealMacgyver The first one sounds horribly like the plot of The Spirit ot necessarily. The concept of a hero who returns from the dead to take revenge on his enemies is not unique. Was the Spirit revived through nanites? Did the concept of nanites exist in 1939? sp; Well, I meant the movie.  And no, it's not a unique concept but the fact that it's his enemy who's obsessed with immortality who experiments on the hero and infuses him with " More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 11:05 on 31 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bloodshot Facts
L: TheRealMacgyver The first one sounds horribly like the plot of The Spirit ot necessarily. The concept of a hero who returns from the dead to take revenge on his enemies is not unique. Was the Spirit revived through nanites? Did the concept of nanites exist in 1939? More

Posted by Michael Sacal at 16:59 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bloodshot Facts
The first one sounds horribly like the plot of The Spirit More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 16:50 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

Bloodshot Facts
Acrtually, your explanation for who Bloodshot is is wrong. There were two characters called Bloodshot in the comics. The first version (the original) was called Angelo Mortalli, a mafia hitman framed for murdering a rival crime lord who agrees to turn evidence against his former employers, who pay off a corrupt FBI agent to betray Mortalli and sell him off to Hideyoshi Iwatsu, a Japanese tycoon obsessed with immortality who subjects Angelo to an experimental process called Project Rising S More

Posted by Michael Sacal at 16:29 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

BloodSHIT
That's a Punisher rip-off for sure and The Punisher has never worked as a character onscreen. Too bland, a Death Wish vigilante wannabe. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:10 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds like
A Wolverine rip off. Or if Wolvie had a baby with the Punisher. That's a celeb sex tape I wouldn't like to see. If he casts Chloe Moritz as the FBI agent it might be interesting though More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 11:18 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

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L: andysmith20 snake-eyes: have you read any valiant comics? people sometimes get confused with early image.color=#000066]the difference between Image and Valiant. Both companies were nothing but excuses to print 'alternate-die-cut-holographic' covers. X-O Manowar? Bullshit IRON MAN wannabe. Solar? Dull. Bloodshot? "Ooh! let's try and do our version of a 'Punisher-style' character". Nah. Keep it.] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 08:46 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

snake-eyes: have you read any valiant comics? people sometimes get confused with early image. that was crap. but valiant? valiant was amazing, fantastic, stupendous...seriously, anyone that knows their superheroes will tell you that valiants first three years were some of the very best comics...up there with stan lee and jack kirby creating marvel in the 60s. thats how valiant was so popular. bloodshot will be a great movie in this guys hands. cant wait. More

Posted by andysmith20 at 07:04 on 30 March 2010 | Report This Post

No he isn't...
...according to Mark Millar, the writer of Kick-Ass. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/03/29/kic k-ass-on-times-square-and-oxford-circus-and-other-anima ls/ More

Posted by eoincunningham at 21:30 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

I remember BLOODSHOT.
Crap comic by crap publishers. Everything VALIANT did was crap. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 19:28 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

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