With the film adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s "Kick-Ass" only a few weeks away and reports flying around about his next potential project, a new rumor has director Matthew Vaughn adapting an unexpected comic book property.
According to Latino Review Vaughn is planning an adaptation of "Bloodshot," based on the Valiant Comic book series of the same name. Originally created in 1994 by Kevin VanHook and artist Don Perlin, "Bloodshot" followed a former mob enforcer who's betrayed and killed, then resurrected as a modern-day Frankenstein with nanite-infused blood that allowed him to heal from almost any injury.
[UPDATE: Empire indicates that while a script is indeed being written, "Bloodshot" is by no means certain of being Vaughn's next film — and the rumor is exactly that, nothing more.]
When contacted for comment by MTV News, Vaughn's representatives did not respond in time for publication.
The "Bloodshot" comic book series was eventually relaunched with a second volume, which is rumored to be the basis for the "Bloodshot" film. The report also states that Vaughn will self-finance the film and begin casting this summer.
Back in 2008, "Harbinger" — another classic Valiant comic book series — was optioned by director Brett Ratner.
Earlier this week, "Kick-Ass" co-creator Mark Millar stated that he turned down the opportunity to write "X-Men 4" in part to focus on creating comics and films based on his original creations, including a follow-up project with Vaughn that would be based on an unannounced, creator-owned comic book series with artist Lenil Francis Yu.
Vaughn recently spoke to MTV News about his desire to create a television series based on Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman."
Think we'll actually see "Bloodshot" on the big screen? Who should play the title role? Should Vaughn direct "Bloodshot" or the unnamed comic with Millar and Yu? Let us know what you're thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!