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Talulah Riley and Alex Hernandez join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot

06.14.2018by: Cody Hamman

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I have never read an issue of the Valiant comic BLOODSHOT, but the cinematic adaptation of it that Sony is assembling has my attention. Vin Diesel is signed to star as the title character, who starts out as 

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.

Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, and Sam Heughan are set to star alongside Diesel in unspecified roles. Now Talulah Riley (pictured above) and Alex Hernandez are in talks to join them, and this time we actually know which characters they'd be playing.

Riley would be playing Bloodshot's wife Gina, while Hernandez would be Tibbs (not Mr. Tibbs, just Tibbs), "a member of the scientist's team responsible for Bloodshot’s technology."

BLOODSHOT is being produced by Diesel's FAST AND FURIOUS collaborator Neal Moritz and is scheduled to start filming next month.

Dave Wilson of the visual effects company Blur Studio will be making his feature directorial debut with this film. When his Blur partner Tim Miller made his feature directorial debut, the result was DEADPOOL.

Wilson intends to make an R-rated film in the vein of ROBOCOP, THE TERMINATOR, and TOTAL RECALL, and the idea of Diesel making his way through a movie like that with these co-stars is very cool to me. 

Extra Tidbit: Have you read BLOODSHOT comics?
Source: TheWrap

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