Not content with Fast And Furious, xXx, and The Chronicles Of Riddick (which is totally going to come back someday), Vin Diesel has reportedly signed on to star in Bloodshot, a new action/sci-fi move based on the long-running Valiant comic book series of the same name. The movie will be the directorial debut of Tim Miller (one of the founders of visual effects company Blur Studios), replacing John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski—who were briefly attached a number of years ago. The script will come from Oscar-nominated Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer.
Bloodshot is one of many Valiant properties that has been trying to break into the lucrative world of feature and TV adaptations for a while now, with Jared Leto in talks to star in an adaptation just last year—though whether he was in talks to play Bloodshot himself or a villain is unclear. For those who don’t keep up with Valiant’s universe, Bloodshot was a dead guy who got brought back to life by an organization called Rising Spirit Technologies, and thanks to nanomachines in his blood, he became a super-powered super-soldier. Naturally, because these things never go as planned, he eventually turned on his creators.
The most important thing here, though, is that Vin Diesel will have another movie where he can do cool action hero stuff without Dwayne Johnson storming in and taking things over.