Valiant Entertainment has announced a five-picture deal with Sony Pictures to bring two of its comic book titles, “Bloodshot” and “Harbinger,” to the big screen.
Both “Bloodshot” and “Harbinger” are set to score two features each before the properties will combine in a fifth film entitled “Harbinger Wars” based on the 2013 crossover comic.
“John Wick” helmets David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct “Bloodshot” from a script by Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2”) and Eric Heisserer (“The Thing” remake). Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will executive produce.
Heisserer will also pen “Harbinger” but no directors are attached at this point. Both the first “Bloodshot” and “Harbinger” are targeting a 2017 release. Dinesh Shamdasani, Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce all five films.
The “Bloodshot” comic follow a super soldier created through the use of nanites. They allow him to heal from injuries quickly, interface with technology, and shape shift his mass. They’ve also caused him to lose his memory.
“Harbinger” follows a group of superpowered X-Men style beings on the run from the Harbinger Foundation, an organization run by mysterious philanthropist Toyo Harada.
Source: Heat Vision