Although Valiant Entertainment doesn’t relaunch its comic line until later this year, the company is already beginning to expand its properties to different media. Deadline reports Sony Pictures has recently acquired the rights to “Bloodshot,” the 1992 Valiant Comics series focusing on Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob in Witness Protection who is betrayed, kidnapped and subjected to an experimental procedure which fills his body with nanites. With his memory gone, superhuman strength and healing abilities, Bloodshot goes on a quest to figure out who he was.
The deal was came from a spec script written by Jeff Wadlow, a fan of the original run of “Bloodshot” who agreed to write a script on spec in an agreement with Valiant Entertainment and Moritz’s Original Film. “Bloodshot” will be a live-action film and was originally rumored to be directed by Matthew Vaughan. However, Vaughan is not attached to the project.
The news of Sony’s “Bloodshot” feature comes hot on the heels of many Valiant announcements promoting the relaunch of “X-O Manowar” written by Robert Venditti with art by Cary Nord including the launch of a Pullbox Variant program and the world’s first-ever “talking” comic book cover. While “X-O Manowar” is set to hit May 2, Valiant has not announced plans for the relaunch of its remaining library of characters including Bloodshot.
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