BLOODSHOT Starring Vin Diesel (First Look from Cover Artwork)

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  1. Dragonlordxxxxx

    Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Update: March 8, 2018

    It's Official: Vin Diesel to Star in Valiant's BLOODSHOT Directed by Dave Wilson


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    Sony Pictures has closed a deal with Vin Diesel to star in the studio’s sci-fi/action movie Bloodshot, an adaptation of the Valiant comic book series. Dave Wilson, the longtime collaborator of Deadpool and the upcoming Terminator reboot helmer Tim Miller and creative director at their Blur Studios, is aboard make his feature directing debut with the script from Arrival Oscar-winning scribe Eric Heisserer.

    Deadline reports that the pic will be in the tone of the classic 1980s tentpoles like Robocop, Terminator and Total Recall. Sony is being aggressive with this one, a franchise play, and principal photography starts in July.

    The deal reunites Diesel with his Fast and the Furious producer Neal H. Moritz, who is producing alongside Toby Jaffe and Dinesh Shamdasani. Matthew Vaughn and Dan Mintz are executive producers. Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony.

    Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe, composed of thousands of characters embodying various genres, tones and demographic groups — ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods.

    The Bloodshot series, comprised of more 110 issues with more than 7.5 million copies sold, centers on Ray Garrison, aka Bloodshot. Brought back from the dead by Rising Spirit Technologies through the use of nanotechnology and suffering total memory loss, Ray struggles to reconnect with who he was while learning what sort of weapon he has become, with the help of a group of other augmented combatants (called Chainsaw).

    Diesel goes hand in hand with action franchises from Fast and Furious and xXx to Riddick and Guardians of the Galaxy

    Vin Diesel to Star in Sony’s ‘Bloodshot’, Valiant Comic Adaptation With Dave Wilson Directing (Exclusive)
     
  2. MMouse

    MMouse Now you enter...the shredder

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    is bloodshot under the marvel brand?
     
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    "Valiant's BLOODSHOT"


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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    @Dragonlordxxxxx wasn't Vinnie talking about getting TWO MCU roles; Groot & TBD?
     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    Don't know much about the character, but I always assumed he was Japanese.
     
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    Groot and Black Bolt.
     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    He dodged that bullet
     
  8. Dragonlordxxxxx

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    I would say that I wished the Inhumans movie did come to fruition.

    1. The public would have been spared the atrocity that was the Inhumans TV show.

    2. The Inhumans movie would have been made under Kevin Feige and therefore would have been potentially really good.
     
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    This is not good. All Vin can do is Riddick. This will be The Chronicles of Bloodshot. I rather someone like DJ Cotrona, or someone really italian.
     
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    Bloodshot is Italian american mafia hitman kidnapped by CIA and experimented on and turned into even deadlier assassin.
     
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    MMouse Now you enter...the shredder

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    Never heard of valiant, until now i guess
     
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    How big is Bloodshot supposed to be? Will Vin need to upsize his platforms?
     
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    Many famous cinematic italian mafiosos weren't even Italian (Deniro). And Vin has played Italian on several occasions already (Boiler Room, SPR, etc.)

    Not sure how the Riddick comparison is a bad thing, Riddick is awesome (though I agree that Bloodshot should have a different characterization). Anyway Diesel is like super flamboyant in real life so I'm not worried about him being able to put on an act sufficiently for the role.
     
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    Mocrates Ik ben Groot.

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    Why the fuck not...
     
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    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    I like it.

    Usually enjoy Vin's movies & this sounds like a cool role.
     
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    Exactly. First thing he’ll tell his enemy is that they are skittish.
     
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    Update: May 23, 2018

    Eiza Gonzalez (mine!), Michael Sheen and Sam Heughan Join BLOODSHOT


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    “Baby Driver” breakout Eiza Gonzalez (mine!), Michael Sheen, and “Outlander” star Sam Heughan are in talks to join Vin Diesel in Sony’s “Bloodshot” based on the Valiant comic, sources confirmed to Variety.

    The studio had already announced it would be moving forward with its five-film shared universe plan, based on the Valiant comic books “Harbinger” and “Bloodshot.”

    “Bloodshot” is about a mortally wounded soldier resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology and tasked with rounding up superpowered outcasts known as “harbingers.” “Bloodshot” was created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992. The project has big franchise potential at Sony.

    “Fast and the Furious'” Neal Moritz is producing alongside Dinesh Shamdasani.

    Dave Wilson, who is “Deadpool” director Tim Miller’s partner at Blur Studio, is attached to helm. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”) is penning the screenplay.

    Following her breakout role in “Baby Driver,” the studio had been searching for a potential franchise for Gonzalez. The rising star recently landed the female lead in “Kung Fury 2,” starring Michael Fassbender. She will next appear in the Robert Zemeckis pic “The Women of Marwen” and Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel.”

    Heughan has a huge fan base due to his role in the popular Starz series “Outlander.” He can next be seen in Lionsgate’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”

    Sheen has a handful of films bowing next year, including “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” starring Robert Downey Jr., and Gareth Evans’ “Apostle.”

    ‘Baby Driver’s’ Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen and Sam Heughan Join Vin Diesel in ‘Bloodshot’ (Exclusive)
     
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    Update: June 27, 2018

    Toby Kebbell Cast as the Villain Axe in Valiant's BLOODSHOT Starring Vin Diesel


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    Toby Kebbell has joined the cast of Vin Diesel’s superhero movie “Bloodshot,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. Aside from Diesel, who is starring in the film, Kebbell joins the likes of Michael Sheen, Eiza González, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez and “Outlander’s” Sam Heughan for the project. Kebbell will play the villain role of Axe.

    The studio will start principal photography in July on the first film to feature Diesel in a live-action superhero role. The film will also reunite Diesel with “Fast and Furious” mega-producer Neal Moritz. This is the first time that Moritz and Diesel have worked together outside of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Dan Mintz, founder of DMG Entertainment is the executive producer. DMG recently acquired the entirety of Valiant Entertainment’s IP.

    Dave Wilson, who is “Deadpool” director Tim Miller’s partner at Blur Studios, is attached to direct.

    “Bloodshot” is about a mortally wounded soldier resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology, tasked with rounding up super-powered outcasts known as “harbingers.” The “Bloodshot” comic series was created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton in 1992.

    Over its comic-book run, “Bloodshot” amassed 110 issues with more than 7.5 million copies sold via publisher Valiant. Valiant’s library represents an untapped wells of intellectual property: Its bench has more than 2,000 superhero characters (with lifetime sales of more than 80 million copies), making it the third largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC — and the only one not currently owned by a major conglomerate. Valiant’s comic books are the best-reviewed books over the past five years; “Bloodshot” in particular has been honored with numerous critics’ awards.

    According to insiders, Sony and Wilson plan to follow in the footsteps of the recent success of “Logan” and “Deadpool” with an R-rated take on the comic adaptation that will be tonally and aesthetically influenced by high-concept, sci-fi blockbusters of the late 1980s, including “Robocop,” “Terminator” and “Total Recall.”

    “Bloodshot” marks a return to Diesel’s action genre roots. He launched to international fame as a hard-hitting action star in “xXx” and “Pitch Black” before locking into “The Fast and the Furious” series. Diesel was also 2017’s top-grossing actor at the box office. Diesel topped the list with $1.6 billion in global ticketing receipts, thanks to the success of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” and “Fate of the Furious.”

    Kebbell is best known for his roles in films like “The Fantastic Four,” the rebooted “Planet of the Apes” franchise, “Kong: Skull Island,” “Warcraft,” and “RocknRolla.”

    'Kong: Skull Island' Star Toby Kebbell Cast as the Villain in Vin Diesel's 'Bloodshot' Movie (Exclusive)
     
  19. CerebralKnievel

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    Finally, my copies of Bloodshot #1 and 0 will rise in value from 50 cents to 75.
     
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    Yoked protagonist, pencilneck villain... what could go wrong?
     

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