Vin Diesel is running on nano-technology in the new trailer for his movie “Bloodshot.” It’s about an ex-marine who gets a new lease on life thanks to modern science, only to run amok searching for the man who killed his wife.
The film is based on a Valiant Comics character of the same name.
Valiant is an offshoot of the highly successful Marvel Comics entertainment empire.
The company was founded in 1989 by former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter and lawyer and businessman Steven Massarsky.
In 1994, the company was sold to Acclaim Entertainment. Better known as a video game producer, Acclaim has bounced in an out of bankruptcy.
In March 2015, Valiant announced a nine-figure investment from DMG Entertainment to fund movie projects.
Sony Pictures announced the same year a five-picture deal to bring Valiant superhero films based on Bloodshot, Harbinger and Harbinger Wars.
But Paramount obtained the rights to Harbinger, as well as several other Valiant IPs, according to Fandom..
Sony stuck with Bloodshot and tapped Dave Wilson to helm the picture in his directorial debut. He’s best known for directing NBC’s hit sketch comedy “Saturday Night Live” from 1975 to 1986 and 1989 to 1995.
Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce co-star with a script by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer.
“Bloodshot” is a straight-up action-adventure, sci-fi flick that has a lot in common with the “Terminator” movie series.
Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a tough Marine, He and his wife are murdered and government scientist use his body in an experiment to bring him back to life.
The RST corporation infuses his body with nanotechnology giving him super strength and the ability to heal instantly from any wounds.
Garrison’s mind is wiped in the process, but Garrison begins to recall glimpses of his past, including his murder. He sets out to exact revenge on his killer.
The trailer does a little scene setting to explain the character and how he gets his superpowers. Things begin to go south when Garrison remembers the past.
“I’ve got some unfinished business,” he pronounces. “I’m going to find the man who murdered my wife and I’m going to kill him.”
Car crashes ensue, including a head-on between and SUV and a semi-tractor trailer. The semi wins.
Garrison goes rogue and begins taking things apart. Meanwhile, his corporate creator tries to bring him back under control.
“Revenge is what makes a person like you exceptional,” says one character.
Sony Pictures Releasing will unleash “Bloodshot” in theaters on Feb. 21, 2020.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below.