It’s been a long time in the making, but it seems like a “Bloodshot” adaptation is finally coming together. There had been rumors Matthew Vaughn would be adapting the Valiant Comics series back in 2010, but nothing ever came to fruition on that. Now new reports are saying that Sony Pictures has acquired the comic with new talents attached to the script.
Deadline is reporting that Jeff Wadlow will write the script for Sony. Wadlow’s most well known screenplay is for the 2007 horror film “Prey,” but he is also known for directing “Never Back Down” in 2008.
What the Deadline story doesn’t mention is any reference of Vaughn’s script. Back in March 2010, it was said that Vaughn was writing a “Bloodshot” screenplay, though it was unclear if he would direct it as well. Deadline makes no mention of Vaughn’s screenplay — if it was even finished — and simply said that he “isn’t part of this equation.”
“Bloodshot” tells the story of Angelo Mortalli, a coldblooded mob killer set up and framed for a murder. He ends up going into Witness Protection but is betrayed again, this time by an FBI agent who was supposed to be guarding him. He ends up being turned into a sort of Frankenstein monster with superhuman strength and healing powers, and goes to seek revenge against those who betrayed him.
Originally published in 1992, “Bloodshot” was written by Kevin VanHook and drawn by Don Perlin. Producers Neal Moritz, Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani will produce the adaptation.
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