Rob Liefeld has made a deal with Adi Shankar‘s 1984 Private Defense Contractors to turn his comic Bloodstrike into a feature.
The comic centers on “a Bloodstrike unit consisting of a team of super-soldiers who have secretly been imbued with vampire blood—making them an elite strike force feared by all enemies.”
Bloodstrike was a top-secret, super-powered assassination squad deployed covertly by the United States government. All of the members had already died before becoming members of the team; they were brought back to life by the government’s Project: Born Again…
The main character and team leader was Cabbot Stone (brother of ex-Youngblood member and Brigade member Battlestone).
Other members included was: the four-armed Fourplay, the ex-villain Deadlock, the power-armored Shogun, and the enigmatic Tag, who could force people to “freeze in place” by touching them.
The computer in charge of teleporting the team was named Roam. It had to re-charge its cells after each transport.
1984 Private Defense Contractors is also the studio that is spearheading the all-female version of The Expendables.