Vin Diesel's latest anticipated film Bloodshot has finally received a filming start date. In pre-development since its announcement in 2012, it seems Sony pictures is finally ready to leap into the world of Valiant Comics. With Diesel, who is no stranger to superheroes having played Groot for Marvel, as their leading man Bloodshot, the film seems to have a high potential for success.
Bloodshot is an adapted film of the Valiant Comics from the 1990s. A vigilante superhero is on a mission to discover who he is, seeking revenge on those who have wiped his memory and made him into an experiment of science. He draws his powers of regeneration and meta-morphing from nanites that had previously been injected into his blood stream, making him a superhero that does not go down easy. Directed by Dave Wilson, Diesel will star in the role of Bloodshot, his background with characters of this nature a solid sign of what is to come.
According to Omega Underground, Bloodshot is scheduled to begin filming on location in Europe and South Africa on August 6. More specifically, Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town Film Studios, which has previously been a filming destination for projects such as George Miller's Mad Max and Pete Travis' Dredd. In Europe, it is believed, though not yet confirmed, that Budapest and Prague are in the running for final production locations. Both of which have also previously been locales for Blade Runner an the upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home. While not much information beyond location and filming has been released, this announcement is sure to excite any Diesel and Valiant Comic fan.
Bloodshot will be the first film in a five-year deal, announced in 2015, between Sony Pictures and Valiant Comics to bring their superheroes to the big screen. While it was revealed in March 2017 that Dave Wilson would be helming the latest film-to-screen, casting news did not begin seeping out to the public until sometime later, with Jared Leto rumored last year to star as the villain and Diesel confirmed as Bloodshot earlier this year. There have been other names circulating in the rumor mill since Diesel was confirmed, yet only Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Johannes Haukur Johannesson and Toby Kebbell are currently listed to costar.
With two more installments of the Fast and Furious franchise lined up for 2020 and 2021, Bloodshot will be another film Diesel fans will have to wait for. And while there is no current release date announced by Sony, the reveal of a filming start date alludes to the possibility of more information on the horizon.