I just don’t see a major studio trying to produce an adaptation of Blood Meridian. Even if the screenplay takes out half of the violence that’s in the novel, it would still be far more violent than either The Revenant or There Will Be Blood. There are dozens of deaths, some of them quite gruesome, and other acts of incredibly explicit violence; if you take some/most of those out in order to film it, you’re left with something that’s not really anything like the book.
It’s been a number of years since I’ve last read it (and I’ve read it twice – I do like the book, despite its depravity), but I recall the story of Blood Meridian being much better suited to the page than the screen. It’s an incredibly slow burn of a novel, and there’s not much character development. The best aspect of Blood Meridian is how to consider the nature of Judge Holden, and I’m not sure how that would translate to the screen.
Considering the setting of the American Southwest, it’d be a beautiful movie (when people weren’t getting horrifically killed); it might also make an interesting graphic novel.
If you’re lookin’ for a violent western, by the way, check out Bone Tomahawk. I saw it via Amazon Prime a couple of weeks ago. It’s got a surprisingly deep cast with great performances (especially by Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins) and beautiful cinematography, but man-oh-man is it bloody.