While the cameras have begun rolling on Sony’s adaptation of Valiant Entertainment’s Bloodshot, one member of the cast may make a significant change.
Deadline reports Michael Sheen will drop out of the film over “scheduling and family conflicts.” In his place will be Guy Pearce, who is reportedly already in negotiations to take over the part in the film directed by Dave Wilson.
Created by created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet, Bloodshot 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. In the film, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a man coping with his new reality as a nanite-infused super-soldier with the help of a “group of other augmented combatants called Chainsaw.”
Game of Thrones Johannes Haukur Johannesson will play a villain in the film, which also features Toby Kebbell, Eiza González, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez and Sam Heughan. It is expected for release next year.