Dave Wilson, visual effects whiz and creative director of ‘Deadpool’ helmer Tim Miller’s effects house Blur Studio, has reportedly signed on to replace ‘John Wick’ directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski on the big screen adaptation of the Valiant Comics title ‘Bloodshot.’
Created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet, the series follows Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob who is set up by the family and framed for a murder. He instead goes into Witness Protection, but is betrayed by an FBI agent guarding him, kidnapped and forcibly subjected to an experimental program in which his body is injected with microscopic computers called nanites. These nanites allow him to heal wounds quickly, dominate electronic devices, and fully control every aspect of his body to maximize his physical capabilities. As Bloodshot, he wages a one-man war, taking out the mob, the police and his covert government creators, in his struggle to find out who he was and what he has become.
Eric Heisserer (‘Arrival’) is providing the script, with Dinesh Shamdasani, the CEO of Valiant Entertainment, producing.
‘Bloodshot’ will mark Wilson’s feature-length directorial debut, having previously worked on cinematics for videogames including ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic,’ ‘BioShock Infinite,’ ‘Mass Effect 2,’ ‘The Division,’ and ‘Halo Wars.’