Long before The Terminator
there was Deathlok, a 1970s Marvel comic book about a half-man
half-machine cyborg hybrid who had the misfortune to have MS-DOS 2.0 as
its operating system . . .
Er, seriously though: Deathlok was one of this ageing
thirtysomethinger’s favourite comic book titles as a kid in the mid- to
late-1970s. An ultraviolent anti-hero type like The Punisher (also a
childhood fave) Deathlok may be an obscure comic book title, but
that didn’t prevent similarly obscure titles like
Blade and The Punisher becoming hit movies.
With the right action movie treatment and casting
(please, no more The Rock, please . . .) Deathlok might just be one
kick-ass flick . . . even if its thunder has been somewhat stole by
Arnie’s Terminator in the interim years. That is,
if ever they get their asses into gear since it would seem that this movie
is currently languishing in development heck . . .