Filming on Valiant’s Bloodshot film, which stars Vin Diesel in the title role, will reportedly begin this May.
Production will take place at Origo Film Studio in Budapest, Hungary and in Capetown, South Africa, according to Omega Underground. However, it’s possible that shooting on Furious 9 may affect that schedule, as it’s currently unknown when filming will begin in the ninth installment in that franchise.
Currently, the exact start and end dates for the production remain unknown.
Created in 1992 by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet, Bloodshot follows an amnesiac super-soldier who’s genetically enhanced with nanites by the shadowy Project Rising Spirit. Without a memory of his past, the agent embarks on a journey to discover his origins and exact revenge upon his enemies.
The top-grossing actor of 2017, Diesel headlined The Fate of the Furious and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage last year, and returned to voice Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Although an R-rated Bloodshot was originally targeted for release in 2017, Sony has since staked out 2019. Dave Wilson, Deadpool director Tim Miller’s partner in Blur Studios, is attached to direct from a script by Eric Heisserer (Arrival).
Bloodshot is set to appear in live-action prior to the self-titled movie, with Jason David Frank playing the role in an upcoming web series entitled Ninjak Vs. Valiant Universe. The product of Valiant Digital and Bat in the Sun, the series is set to debut sometime during 2018 and will feature a number of major characters from Valiant Comics.
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