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Gonzalez, Sheen, and Heughan join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot

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Sony Pictures is planning to craft a five-film cinematic universe based on Valiant comic book properties, and that plan begins with an adaptation of the title BLOODSHOT, which has Vin Diesel signed on to play the titular character.

With Dave Wilson (DEADPOOL director Tim Miller's partner at the visual effects company Blur Studio) attached to direct the film from a screenplay by frequent genre contributor Eric Heisserer, BLOODSHOT is swiftly heading toward production, and now a supporting cast is starting to form around Diesel.

Diesel's co-stars will include Eiza Gonzalez, best known for her roles in BABY DRIVER (pictured above) and the From Dusk Till Dawn television series; the UNDERWORLD franchise's Michael Sheen; and Sam Heughan of the Starz show Outlander. Unfortunately, no details were revealed about their characters.

The Valiant Expanded Universe is one 

composed of a diverse array of thousands of characters embodying a wide variety of genres, tones and demographic groups and over 81 million comics sold. Valiant’s superheroes are ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods; they are complex characters that reflect contemporary society, politics, and diversity of the modern world.

The BLOODSHOT comic book is about

Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob who is set up by the family and framed for a murder. He instead goes into Witness Protection, but is betrayed by an FBI agent guarding him, kidnapped and forcibly subjected to an experimental program in which his body is injected with microscopic computers called nanites. They erase his brain and rebuild it and his body to be a weapon with superhuman strength and healing powers. Bloodshot escapes his makers, and though he isn’t his old self, he tries to figure out who he was. Things get bad for everybody who betrayed him.

The adaptation is expected to be an R-rated film in the vein of ROBOCOP, THE TERMINATOR, and TOTAL RECALL.

I'm not familiar with the comic book, but I'm definitely on board for that sort of movie, especially with Diesel and Gonzalez in lead roles.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of BLOODSHOT?
Source: VarietyDeadline

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