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Valiant Comics’ Bloodshot to come alive on the big screen?

March 6th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Remember Bloodshot? The comic character who was a mob informer called Angelo Mortalli, who was almost killed, who was brought back to life thanks to the application of advanced nano-technology? Who then became a powerful hero who could control electrical devices and sought to wage war on the mob, police and corrupt government officials? And who came to believe the nanobots were actually the voice of God, helping he re-discover who he was and guiding him on his path (no, not like midi-chlorians – ed). He was a Valiant comic character? No? Sure?

Well, truth be told neither do I. So, it’s ok. Well, basically, Sony has picked up the rights to make the movie adaptation of the character based on a script treatment written by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf, Never Back Down). Matthew Vaughn was attached to the adaptation a few years back, but he’s not attached any longer as he knee dee in X-Men and Kick-Ass 2 (possibly).

The story has a real potential to be a hard-core, no holes-barred chaos-fuelled blodbath like Spawn. No, wait like Punisher… em…

We like the idea behind it and will probably try to track down some issues now, but not the much-fabled platinum edition of Bloodshot #0, of which it is rumored that fewer than 25 copies exist and therefore would probably cost a lot. Or maybe not. We’re not sure any more…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….