Now that Kick-Ass is in the books and being released all around the world, it’s time for director Matthew Vaughn to look toward his next project. And while Kick-Ass author Mark Millar would love to see him move on to a sequel to the energetic young crime fighters franchise, it would appear as if Vaughn has other plans. Other plans within the realm of comic book adaptations, but other plans nonetheless.
Latino Review is reporting today via their semi-illiterate scoop hound “Pinche Taco” that Vaughn and his Kick-Ass co-writer Jane Goldman are interested in adapting the Valiant comic Bloodshot. According to the report, Vaughn is looking to self-finance the project and get cameras rolling late in the summer. Having never read Bloodshot, I took a little trip over to Wikipedia. Here’s the synopsis:
Angelo Mortalli has become the ultimate killing machine. His memories were erased and his blood was infused with microscopic computers called nanites. These nanites allow him to heal wounds quickly, dominate electronic devices, and fully control every aspect of his body to maximize his physical capabilities. A modern-day Frankenstein, he wages a one man war — taking out the mob, the police and his covert government creators — in his struggle to find out who he was and what he has become.
To the uninitiated (me) it sounds a lot like Frankenstein meets Jason Bourne, with that silly nano-technology from G.I. Joe thrown in for good measure. Then again, the first Bloodshot comic was released in 1994, so that’s not exactly a fair comparison. Either way, I’d be interested to see Vaughn take on a world that’s a bit more — apocalyptic. He’s a filmmaker who commits to honoring his source material, whatever the cost. It worked with Kick-Ass. It’s hard to be sure that it would work with Bloodshot.
Do we have any Bloodshot fans out there? If so, what do you think of Matthew Vaughn taking on the property?