Monday, March 6, 2017
BLOODSHOT: Dave Wilson To Make His Directorial Debut On Sony's Valiant Comics Adaptation
Sony's current development of comic book adaptation, Harbinger is still without a director, but it appears one other feature-length end of the Valiant Entertainment spectrum with Bloodshot has finally landed its helmer. The word now is that Dave Wilson, Deadpool director Tim Miller's partner at Blur Studios will be making his feature debut following credits that include promotional materials for Halo, Titanfall 2 and the recent mini-movie for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
The announcement, according to Bleeding Cool, was reportedly made by accident over at Emerald City Comic-Con which was held at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle with Arrival scribe and Valiant Comics writer Eric Heisserer and Valiant Entertainment CEO Dinesh Shamdasani in attendance. Bloodshot, created originally by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet in 1992, tells of a resurrected supersoldier infused with nanites that make him the ultimate weapon. Heisserer has since adapted the script and has also written Harbinger in which Bloodshot will ultimately make his appearance as the film's villain.
Both films are part of a larger effort at Sony to commence bringing Valiant comics to life on the big screen with its own competitive cinematic universe in the wake of successes at Marvel and DC. Seperately, Bloodshot will make his appearance by way of actor and martial artist Jason David Frank in the upcoming Bat In The Sun series, Ninjak VS. The Valiant Universe.