Toby Kebbell Will Play The Villain in Vin Diesel's BLOODSHOT
Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four, Kong: Skull Island, Ben Hur) has joined Vin Diesel's feature film adaptation of the comic book Bloodshot. According to The Wrap, Kebbell will be taking on the villainous character Axe. I like Kebbell and this should be a good role for him to take on.
Diesel is set to play the title role Bloodshot, a super-soldier created by the secret government organization Project Rising Spirit when he was brought back from the dead through the use of nanotechnology and suffering total memory loss, and struggles to reconnect with who he was while learning what sort of weapon he has become, with the help of a group of other augmented combatants called Chainsaw.
Bloodshot has powers of regeneration, technomancy and meta-morphing, which was made possible through nanites that were injected into his blood.
Kebbell also joins the previously cast Michael Sheen, Eiza González, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez and “Outlander’s” Sam Heughan.
The studio will start shooting in July and it's being directed by Dave Wilson, who is Deadpool director Tim Miller's partner at Blur Studios. The film is being written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and the studio is looking to develop it as an R-rated film that is being likened to Robocop, Terminator, and Total Recall. They want it to have that classic 1980s tone.