Vaughn Helms “Bloodshot”? Not So Fast

Here’s an interesting story that’s become somewhat confusing. It started over at Latino Review which reported that British director Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass,” “Stardust,” “Layer Cake”) would helm an adaptation of the comic “Bloodshot” as his next project.

The two-volume comic revolves around a reanimated government assassin. According to the site Vaughn and his regular writing partner Jane Goldman would adapt the script and fully finance the film himself to begin shooting in the late Summer. It also very specifically states that his “Kick-Ass” collaborator Millar has nothing to do with the film adaptation.

Millar himself quickly responded and denied the report on the forums of his official site saying “It’s totally insane. I remember Vaughn being offered this months back, but he turned it down along with a number of other projects he was offered and is starting work on the screenplay for the Leinil [Francis Yu] project in the next couple of weeks. We talked about it on the phone this morning.”

Millar himself also revealed over the weekend on his official site that he was offered the opportunity to pen “X-Men 4” but turned it down as he wants to “create the NEXT generation of superheroes over the next few years and going back would, I think, be a mistake”.