Here is the first official trailer for Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot– the much-anticipated feature film adaptation of the Valiant comic book character created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton, that first appeared in a cameo in Eternal Warrior #4 in 199 and then a full appearance in Rai #0 later that year.
The movie stars Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious) with Guy Pearce (Memento), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island), and Talulah Riley (Westworld).
Brought back from the dead by Rising Spirit Technologies through the use of nanotechnology and suffering total memory loss, Ray Garrison – aka Bloodshot – struggles to reconnect with who he was while learning what sort of weapon he has become with the help of a group of other augmented combatants.
An elevated sci-fi/action film based on the blockbuster series of comic books, was written by Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and directed by Dave Wilson (Love Death + Robots) – the longtime collaborator of Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate helmer Tim Miller and the former Creative Director at the duo’s award-winning Blur Studio. The film reunites Diesel with his The Fast & The Furious producer Neal Moritz, who is producing alongside Toby Jaffe for Original Film, and Dinesh Shamdasani for Hivemind – the production company behind Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher, Amazon’s The Expanse, and the summer’s horror film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Published again from 2012 as one of the flagship titles of Valiant’s relaunch, the character’s modern incarnation both inspired Sony’s feature film adaptation with contributions from the likes of Jeff Lemire, Duane Swierczynski, Joshua Dysart, Matt Kindt, Lewis LaRosa, Mico Suayan and many more.
Diesel – who already leads several action franchises from The Fast & The Furious and xXx to Riddick and Guardians of the Galaxy – is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Wilson is represented by ICM Partners and 3 Arts Entertainment, Heisserer by WME, and Hivemind by UTA.
Bloodshot will arrive in cinemas in Germany and Italy on February 20th, and most of the rest of the world on February 21st, 2020.