Vin Diesel Enters Talks for ‘Bloodshot’ Movie

Vin Diesel has entered talks to star in Bloodshot, Sony’s planned comic book adaptation based on the Valiant comic.

Sony Pictures is getting ready to develop a five-movie cinematic universe (of course) based on Valiant’s Bloodshot and Harbinger comics, and it appears that the man who voices the MCU’s Groot will be one of the universe’s lead actors.

The character of Bloodshot was created in ’92 by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton. In the comics, Bloodshot is a former soldier who, thanks to nanites injected into his blood, has powers of regeneration and meta-morphing. After having his memory wiped, Bloodshot heads on a journey to discover his true identity and to get revenge on those who did this to him. He’s also tasked with rounding up “harbingers”, superpowered outcasts; hence, cinematic universe.

Diesel could have himself quite the high-profile superhero franchise here; one that’s coming to life with a hard-R rating (US classification) in mind. According to The Wrap, the film “will be tonally and aesthetically influenced by high-concept, sci-fi blockbusters of the late ’80s including Robocop, Terminator and Total Recall.” Yeah, we’re in.

The Bloodshot movie is to be directed by Dave Wilson, business partner to Deadpool helmer Tim Miller at Blur Studios, with Oscar-nominated scribe Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Lights Out) on board to pen the script. Attached to produce is big-timer Neal Mortiz, who’s worked with Diesel on the Fast and Furious franchise, and Valiant’s Dinesh Shamdasani.

As of now, Bloodshot is expected to be released sometime in 2019. Stay tuned for more on this one.

Image credit: Valiant Comics

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