Sony’s Vin Diesel-headlined Bloodshot has only been in UK cinemas for barely a week, yet it’s now been announced that the movie will be made available digital in just a matter of days.
With the Coronavirus causing chaos across the globe, Bloodshot is just one of so many projects hit hard by this pandemic. As such, Sony and Columbia Pictures have made the decision to release Bloodshot digitally on March 27th at a cost of £13.99.
The official press release on this reads:
Given the impact of COVID-19, Columbia Pictures has set the sale date of BLOODSHOT on EST (electronic sell through) for March 27, 2020. The Valiant comic-book property will be available for digital purchase Retailer wide at £13.99.
“Sony Pictures is firmly committed to theatrical exhibition and we support windowing,” said Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. “This is a unique and exceedingly rare circumstance where theatres have been required to close nationwide for the greater good and BLOODSHOT is abruptly unavailable in any medium. Audiences will now have the chance to own BLOODSHOT right away and see it at home, where we are all spending more time. We are confident that -- like other businesses hit hard by the virus -- movie theatres will bounce back strongly, and we will be there to support them.”
Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
This all comes hot on the heels of the stunning The Invisible Man and certain other projects already been fast-tracked for a digital release.