Sony Pictures has changed the release date for their forthcoming action film adaptation of Bloodshot, based on Valiant Comics’ graphic novel of the same name. Originally set to debut on February 21, 2020, the Vin Diesel-led film will now hit the theaters on March 13, 2020. That’s almost a month later than the previous release date. It will have minimal competition on the new date. Namely, Lionsgate’s Christian music romance I Still Believe and the STX family comedy My Spy starring Dave Bautista.
Created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton, Bloodshot tells the story of a former soldier, Ray Garrison. He’s killed and brought back to life with technological upgrades thanks to Rising Spirit Technologies, filling his body with billions of nanobots. This allows him to be the perfect soldier by healing from injuries, shapeshifting and even interacting with technology. Ray, aka Bloodshot, suffers total memory loss and struggles to reconnect with who he was. All while learning what sort of weapon he has become. And with the help of a group of other augmented combatants known as Chainsaw.
The star-studded cast includes Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious series, xXx series) in the title role, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Talulah Riley (Westworld), Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Game of Thrones), Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Game Night), Guy Pearce (Prometheus) and Alex Hernandez (Unreal).
Dave Wilson directs. He previously worked with Deadpool director Tim Miller at Blur Studios, directing cinematics for video games. These included Halo 2, Mass Effect 2 and BioShock Infinite. Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival, The Thing) penned the script for the film. In addition, he wrote another of the Sony/Valiant features, Harbinger.
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