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Sony options Valiant comic Bloodshot for big-screen adaptation

03.01.2012by: Jake Dee

BLOODSHOT is the title character in a series of Valiant Comics now headed to the big screen courtesy of Sony Pictures. Jeff Wadlow (PREY, CRY WOLF) is adapting the screenplay, with Neal Moritz heading production with Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani. No director or star is yet attached, but we can play a fun game of "who should" once pouring over the badass synopsis. You down?

Per Deadline: The protagonist of BLOODSHOT is 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.

Sounds like Frankenstein meets the Terminator, a lethal combo indeed. It's always tricky to find the right tone of a comic book, so finding an apt star and director will be paramount. For all of you, especially those familiar with the character, who do you think should play BLOODSHOT? Who should direct it?

PREY star Bridget Moynahan

Extra Tidbit: For those in the know, is Bloodshot a weeder? Why are his eyes so red?
Source: Deadline



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