Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot world is looking a little less lonely.
Variety reports that Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, and Sam Heughan are in talks to join Sony adaptation of Bloodshot. Their roles have not yet been disclosed.
Created by created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet, the character first appeared 1992’s in Rai #0. He was a conscripted soldier with nanite-generated regenerative and morphing abilities whose memory was erased a number of times. Freed from his superiors, he began a quest to learn the truth about himself. Though the Valiant Universe has been rebooted several times and the particulars of Bloodshot’s story changed, the basic premise has remained in tact. Presumably, it will also be the basis of the film, with Diesel becoming Angelo Mortalli, a former — or rising — mobster subjected to the nanite treatment and forced into wetwork.
According to the report, Bloodshot will be the first of a five-film shared universe using the Valiant Comics characters with a film based on Harbinger following on its heels.
Bloodshot is planned for a 2019 release.