Vin Diesel has reportedly emerged the frontrunner to assume the title role of Sony’s forthcoming comic book action thriller, Bloodshot.
Concieved as a crime-fighting Frankenstein thriller, the Valiant Comics title follows a mob killer whose entry into the witness protection program sees him betrayed and with no recourse but to become part of a secret experiment involving the erasure of his memories and the injection of nannies that transform him into an unstoppable killing machine.
Dave Wilson will direct the feature from a script by Arrival scribe Eric Heisserer. The studio also has another Valiant comic, Harbinger, in the works – with plans to craft a five-film cinematic universe under producer Neal Moritz.
Source: The Wrap