Vin Diesel is reportedly in talks to star in the Sony Pictures adaptation of Valiant’s Bloodshot.
The film is part of a planned five-picture shared cinematic universe expected to begin with Harbinger. TheWrap notes that Bloodshot would reunite Diesel with Fast and the Furious veteran Neal Moritz, who’ll produce alongside Valiant’s Dinesh Shamdasani.
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.
Valiant announced plans in 2015 for a live-action movie universe, anchored by Bloodshot and Harbinger, that would culminate in a Harbinger Wars crossover. Adaptations of Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman are also in development. 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).
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