Comic book fans of the Nineties surely remember Valiant Comics. At the height of the comic book craze, titles such as Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Solar: Man of the Atom and others were huge sellers and highly collectible. Briefly, anyway. Today you can get those books for a song and a dance. Valiant’s popularity rose and fell before the movie industry was quite aware of what they had on those printed pages.
This May, Valiant is relaunching, and one of their most popular characters, Bloodshot, is getting his own movie. Producer Neal H. Moritz (Fast and the Furious, 21 Jump Street) has agreed with Sony to make a film based on a script by Jeff Wadlow (Cry_Wolf). Read more below. Read More »
UPDATE: This was predictable enough that I could have started a countdown: Mark Millar claims this is not true; he says Vaughn turned down the film months ago. Per the doubts expressed below, here’s hoping that’s the case. Original article follows.
It doesn’t take a big stretch of the imagination to guess that Matthew Vaughn might make another comic book movie after Kick-Ass, and many simply figured that it would be Kick-Ass 2. (Which Vaughn has seemed to downplay in recent weeks as an immediate next project.)
On the other hand, it does take a certain imaginative leap to understand why anyone would make a film based on the Valiant comic series Bloodshot, which despite strong sales is really just a recombination of a bunch of ‘rogue master killer’ comic book character tropes. But Vaughn is reportedly eyeing an adaptation of the series as his next film. Read More »