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Sony to bring Valiant comic character Bloodshot to the big screen

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Sony Pictures has just acquired the Valiant Comics character, Bloodshot, which came out of a spec script written by Jeff Wadlow (CRY_WOLF).  Neal Moritz (FAST FIVE) will produce through his Original Film Banner along with Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani for Valiant Entertainment.

From Deadline:

Bloodshot originated in Valiant Comics form in 1992 and appeared in over 70 issues, becoming the cornerstone of the Valiant Universe. The protagonist 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.

A while back director Matthew Vaughn (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) had toyed with taking on the project, but later dropped out. 

Valiant Comics was a leading comic company from 1992-1994, bringing some good competition into the Marvel and DC-led market, but when investors pulled out of the company and it was sold to Acclaim Entertainment, the comics were no longer published, leaving the properties languishing. 

Recenltly, investors Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani acquired all the rights to the Valiant Comics library from Acclaim Entertainment's estate and formed Valiant Entertainment, which is set to relaunch their titles in May of 2012, staring with X-O Manowar.  I wouldn't be surprised if that property was next on the block to be turned into a film franchise, which would be beyond awesome.  I read almost all the Valiant titles in their heyday and am stoked to see them return to the comic racks. 

Stay tuned as this develops.

Extra Tidbit: Bloodshot: Director and star. While we're at it: X-O Manowar: Director and Star. Let's hear what you got.
Source: Deadline

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12:41PM on 03/02/2012

sweet

hope they do ninjak and make it very bond like, that comic was great. extra tidbit: ridley scott directing dustin claire (gannicus in spartacus)
hope they do ninjak and make it very bond like, that comic was great. extra tidbit: ridley scott directing dustin claire (gannicus in spartacus)
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1:07AM on 03/02/2012

make HARBINGER instead....I'll see it 10x even if shitty

I actually own all the Bloodshot comics. in 1992 I was 12 and my father was good friends with a comic book owner, still in existence. I have a lot of Image, Valiant, and even Malibu comics (still have Freex #1 CD-Rom edition). But sorry...make Harbinger instead.
I actually own all the Bloodshot comics. in 1992 I was 12 and my father was good friends with a comic book owner, still in existence. I have a lot of Image, Valiant, and even Malibu comics (still have Freex #1 CD-Rom edition). But sorry...make Harbinger instead.
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1:08AM on 03/02/2012
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10:24PM on 03/01/2012

Originals Were Great

I had the Gold Key 'Magnus, Robot Fighter' #1 and several other issues, plus Dr. Solar #1 and many other issues. Long gone now. The Gold Key and Tower comics groups were a nice change from the DC and Marvel powerhouses at the time.
I had the Gold Key 'Magnus, Robot Fighter' #1 and several other issues, plus Dr. Solar #1 and many other issues. Long gone now. The Gold Key and Tower comics groups were a nice change from the DC and Marvel powerhouses at the time.
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1:11AM on 03/02/2012
Harbinger was my favorite
Harbinger was my favorite
5:30PM on 03/01/2012

This could be cool..

I'd probably go with Vin Diesel and Antoine Fuqua. Kind of random but think it could work.
I'd probably go with Vin Diesel and Antoine Fuqua. Kind of random but think it could work.
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4:42PM on 03/01/2012
Lets see... hes a ruthless killer, he has super strength and can heal. He had the govt do nasty experiments on him and he cant remember his past. I think I saw this story in Xmen 1 and 2??
Lets see... hes a ruthless killer, he has super strength and can heal. He had the govt do nasty experiments on him and he cant remember his past. I think I saw this story in Xmen 1 and 2??
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2:07PM on 03/02/2012
Yet, you still didn't read the books...
Yet, you still didn't read the books...
4:22PM on 03/01/2012
I still have a bunch of my old Valiant comics from back in the day. Actually, I have a few copies of Bloodshot #1, but whatevs... I would like to see this made into a movie, along with X-O Manowar, Rai, Ninjak, Magnus Robot Fighter, Turok, Solar Man Of The Atom, & Harbinger.
I still have a bunch of my old Valiant comics from back in the day. Actually, I have a few copies of Bloodshot #1, but whatevs... I would like to see this made into a movie, along with X-O Manowar, Rai, Ninjak, Magnus Robot Fighter, Turok, Solar Man Of The Atom, & Harbinger.
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3:07PM on 03/01/2012

Statham??

Lets get Jason Statham a franchise Already!! Even though he is balder that can be fixed. Look at London man was sporting a sweet toupee!
Lets get Jason Statham a franchise Already!! Even though he is balder that can be fixed. Look at London man was sporting a sweet toupee!
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3:03PM on 03/01/2012
Awesome. Valiant had some really great comics in the early to mid 90s. They were huge when I first began collecting comics. I have always thought of them as the Apple computers of the comic book world. Just well thought out characters that had great writing and art, and that were seamlessly integrated into a cohesive world. It's great that someone rescued the properties.
Awesome. Valiant had some really great comics in the early to mid 90s. They were huge when I first began collecting comics. I have always thought of them as the Apple computers of the comic book world. Just well thought out characters that had great writing and art, and that were seamlessly integrated into a cohesive world. It's great that someone rescued the properties.
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