Sony is moving forward with a five-film franchise that is going to feature popular characters from Harbinger and Bloodshot. This franchise is being inspired by the comic book series from Valiant.
As first reported by The Wrap, Eric Heisserer (Arrival) is working on the latest screenplay for Harbinger and Sony is moving forward with the project in an aggressive manner. They renewed their option for Harbinger just this last month. The script features new developments including the fact that Harbinger will be released before Bloodshot and Bloodshot will be the main villain for the Harbinger film. This introduction allows for a wider universe to be created.
Back in 2015 that Sony Pictures would be bringing both Bloodshot and Harbinger to theatres starting in 2017. In addition, it was previously reported that Bloodhost and Harbinger would each be receiving two stand-alone movies before crossing over in a massive fifth movie, Harbinger Wars.
The Bloodshot film will be directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski (John Wick). Bloodshot is a superhero known for his ability to regenerate and meta-morphing. Bloodshot was created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet back in 1992.
The Harbinger comic book series tells the story of a group of super-powered teenagers who consider themselves outcasts.
Valiant Entertainment CEO/CCO Dinesh Shamdasani talked with Comicbook.com the project and building their own cinematic universe with that film kicking it.
“One of the things that [editor-in-chief] Warren [Simons] and [publisher] Fred [Pierce] and I talk about a lot is the fact that we don’t make superhero comic books. We don’t tell superhero stories. Our stories involve superheroes, but Ninjak is an espionage book. Bloodshot is a sci-fi action adventure. We’re bringing that same point of view to the films.”
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