Valiant and Sony's Bloodshot movie lands a director

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Apr 27, 2017, 3:56 PM EDT (Updated)

A big-screen adaptation of Valiant Comics' Bloodshot is on the way, and now the project has landed a director.

Bleeding Cool reports it was announced at Emerald City Comic Con that Bloodshot will be helmed by Dave Wilson, Deadpool director Tim Miller's partner at Blur Studios. This will mark Wilson's directorial debut, though he has an excellent reputation for his video game commercial work. Wilson has helmed high-profile promos for games like Star Wars: The Old Republic, Halo and Titanfall 2. Check out some samples of his work below.

The Bloodshot movie is part of a larger plan for a cinematic universe, which will also feature two Harbinger films, a Bloodshot sequel and a crossover film.

The Bloodshot comic is the dark, action-packed story of a super-soldier on the search for his own identity. The comic was created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet, and over the years it has become a solid critical hit. There's certainly a lot of material to mine, though the pressure will be on for this one to set the tone as Sony is already banking on sequels.

For a bit more context, here's Valiant's current description for the comic run:

Your name is Angelo Mortalli. Your brother is trapped behind enemy lines and on the verge of — no. That's not right. Your name is Raymond Garrison. You've retired from the dangers of the field, but a desperate plea from your oldest friend plunges you into a vicious firefight that — no. That's not right, either. You are Bloodshot. You are the shade of gray that freedom requires. The perfect confluence of military necessity and cutting-edge technology. A walking WikiLeaks. A reservoir of dirty secrets that could set the world on fire. And you've just been captured.

The film has been in the works for a while, and Matthew Vaughn was loosely attached to direct a while back. With Wilson seemingly locked in, this could mean the project is actually getting closer to pre-production.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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