Since the turn of the year, Vin Diesel has been regularly speculation as taking on the titular role in Sony’s Bloodshot movie. And now, the Fast & Furious star has officially signed on for the picture.
As per Deadline, Diesel has signed on to headline the adaptation of the famed Valiant property. Dave Wilson is making his directorial debut with the picture, having often worked with Deadpool’s Tim Miller and his Blur Studios over the years – most notably helming the likes of Halo 2 and Mass Effect 2. Arrival’s Eric Heisserer is on screenwriting duties.
For those not familiar with the Bloodshot character, he’s a comic book act created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton. A former soldier who was killed and brought back to life with a whole bunch of snazzy technological upgrades, he’s essentially the perfect soldier complete with a healing factor, the power to shapeshift, and the ability to interact with pretty much any and all piece of technology.
Sony previously picked up the cinematic rights to Valiant Entertainment’s Bloodshot and Harbinger characters, with the initial plan being to give each character two solo outings before bringing the pair together in a huge crossover event.
As ever, expect more on all things Bloodshot – and Harbinger, for that matter – as we get it.