Jared Leto in Talks To Star in The Film Adaptation of the Comic Book BLOODSHOT
Sony Pictures is looking to move forward with their feature film adaptation of the comic book Bloodshot. The studio is currently in talks with Jared Leto to star in the movie, which is being directed by visual effects artist Dave Wilson. They are also partnered with Deadpool director Tim Miller’s at Blur Studios.
According to Deadline, if Leto is cast, he will star as Bloodshot’s protagonist 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. They erase his brain and rebuild it and his body to be a weapon with superhuman strength and healing powers."
The character was created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton back in 1992. It's kind of hard for me to imagine Leto in the role, but if he's cast, I'm sure he'll do a solid job with it because the guy is a great actor.
The film will be produced by Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari on as executive producers.
This is the second Valiant comic book in development as a film at Sony. The first is Harbinger, and there are already sequels planned for both Harbinger and Bloodshot, so I guess they expect these films to succeed!