Landing just before the Con started yesterday, Rob Liefeld’s shared a wicked “proof of concept” teaser for Bloodstrike.
Getting a little more real
Yes fans, the Extreme Universe is on the way. That’s to say, if the recently shared Bloodstrike “proof of concept” teaser is anything to go by. The animated short debuted just before Comic Con kicked off this week, via creator Rob Liefeld’s Instagram account.
A very brief look at how an eventual Bloodstrike film may look, the tease was both adapted and directed by stunt coordinator Phillip J. Silvera. If that name sounds familiar, it’s likely because Silvera worked on both Deadpool and Deadpool 2, as well as the fan-favorite TV show Marvel’s Daredevil. So yeah, he knows what he’s doing when it comes to action.
As for the clip, it’s both polished and bloody to the… extreme. We can’t seem to get it to embed here, so if you’d like to check it out, click on over to Liefeld’s Insta account and hit ‘play’. While you can see what the comics star had to say about it on the actual post, we can definitely run that bit here as well, so scroll down and check it out (no clicking away required).
When taking a comic book from page to screen there are always hurdles; screenplay, screenwriters, talent that attach and move on. It gets old really fast. I have waited to connect with a director with the same zeal for the material, someone who can nurture it to the finish line, be a true partner in the process. I met Phil Silvera on the first Deadpool film. He had just completed his work on Daredevil seasons 1 & 2, the architect of those great hallway battles. He was stunt coordinator as well as second unit director on Deadpool and he expressed his immediate and overwhelming knowledge of all things comic books to me. Phil had been there at the beginning of my own career and expressed his passion for my library of Extreme characters, there was one that stood out above all the rest, Bloodstrike. He told me we were going to make a film together and he meant it. During the pandemic we got serious and he said he had a few jobs he had to complete before he could turn his full attention to Cabbot and the boys at Project Born Again. He promised he would create and direct a proof of concept for Bloodstrike, showing me his exact approach. Here is your first glimpse of Bloodstrike as we work our way towards a cinematic experience. A POC shows the world & its characters for the interested parties looking to jump on board. Watching this amazing footage only reaffirmed that Phil Silvera is the talent to bring this to glorious live action. I promise to take all of you on this journey as we build our Bloodstrike film together. The casting, the studio, the script, I’ll give you the updates as it comes together. I’m so tired of hearing about deals, even my own, I’d rather show you what it’s going to look like. This is just a tease of what lies ahead. I am dedicated now more than ever to bringing my Extreme catalogue to life with talented partners like Phil, and this is just the beginning.Rob Liefeld, via Instagram
Want more Extreme Universe? Stay-tuned, because it’s coming. The Liefled Creations press release advises fans to keep an eye on “Liefeld’s social media for further information”.