Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures have agreed to a five picture deal which will bring two of the company’s popular comics to the big screen. Bloodshot and Harbinger will each be featured in two films apiece, with a final fifth film crossing over the two entities into the massive Harbinger Wars storyline.
It was only a month ago that the comic publisher Valiant announced they had secured a nine-figure investment from DMG Entertainment for its film and television division. Now it appears they are ready to delve into the movie business and bring some of their characters to life. First up will be a Bloodshot film in 2017, which would then be followed by a Harbinger film. Both films will then receive sequels ultimately leading up to a crossover film, Harbinger Wars. Bloodshot will be directed by the team of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski from John Wick fame. The screenplay will be presented courtesy of Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing remake).
A brief synopsis on Bloodshot, courtesy of Valiant Entertainment…
“Your name is Angelo Mortalli. Your brother is trapped behind enemy lines and on the verge of — no. That’s not right. Your name is Raymond Garrison. You’ve retired from the dangers of the field, but a desperate plea from your oldest friend plunges you into a vicious firefight that — no. That’s not right, either. You are Bloodshot. You are the shade of gray that freedom requires. The perfect confluence of military necessity and cutting-edge technology. A walking WikiLeaks. A reservoir of dirty secrets that could set the world on fire. And you’ve just been captured.”
Some background on Harbinger, courtesy of Valiant Entertainment…
“Super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he’s a psionically-charged “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. But Peter’s plight has not gone unnoticed. Respected philanthropist and fellow harbinger Toyo Harada is about to offer Peter the chance at the things for which the boy has always longed — family, inner peace, self-control — and induct him into the sprawling, secret network of conspiracy and subversion known as the Harbinger Foundation. Now Peter begins his long road towards a destiny that will shake the very foundations of the Valiant Universe. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.”
Valiant isn’t done yet. They also have future plans for films of their Shadowman and Archer & Armstrong titles. Bloodshot will debut in 2017.