Word around the Internet cooler this morning is that Jared Leto is in talks with Sony to take on the lead character role of Bloodshot based on the Valiant Entertainment comic created by Kevin Vanhook and Yvel Guichet in 1992. This is part of an overall five picture deal that includes other Valiant titles which would conclude with a hero combining final film Harbinger Wars. Dave Wilson is set to direct, check out the details below.
Here’s the general story of Bloodshot:
Bloodshot’s 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.
There is a web series in production starring Jason David Frank, but it looks like the studio is looking for a bigger star to take the character to the big screen.
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What do you think of Jared in the role?
For those of you wondering who director Dave Wilson is and what he’s done might already know his work. He is partnered with Tim Miller (Deadpool) at Blur Studios and has done some fabulous work in video game trailers and commercials. Here is one favorite: