Vin Diesel action vehicle Bloodshot has unveiled its first trailer, and what better way to start the week? Sure – another day, another comic book movie, but this one has a little Tony Scott-ness to it, so we’re going to give it an easy pass.
The directorial debut of Dave Wilson, who was in charge of the visual effects on Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Bloodshot stars Diesel as resurrected supersoldier Raymond Garrison, who has the ability to both shapeshift and heal very quickly, and who becomes a pawn in a deadly game. This is supposed to be the start of a Valiant Entertainment comic book universe, but follow-up project Harbinger has since moved to Paramount, so we’ll see. Bloodshot made his first comic appearance all the way back in 1992, having been created by a dreamteam of Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton. The script for the movie adaptaion has been penned by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare and that upcoming Magic 8 Ball movie).
Along with Diesel, the film also stars Eiza González (Hobbs & Shaw), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Toby Kebbell (Destroyer) and Guy Pearce on villain duties, with the actor finding himself on the flipside of his Memento coin – continuously resetting Garrison’s brain and sending him out on a mission of revenge to kill a target of his choosing, having constructed a narrative of memories to convince the ex-Marine that every potential victim is responsible for his wife’s death.
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“Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.”