Columbia Pictures announced Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot will be available for digital purchase starting next week due to theater closings.
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing businesses to close as people remain indoors hoping to slow the spread of the virus, theaters across the world are shutting down for what could be weeks. Now, Columbia Pictures has decided to make Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot, which was only released in theaters on March 13, available for digital purchase starting March 24.
Bloodshot will be available for digital purchase for a suggested retail price of $19.99 in the U.S. with all leading digital retailers. International digital sale dates for the Vin Diesel film will be determined in the coming days with “territory-specific COVID-19 impact considerations.” Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, made the following statement:
“Sony Pictures is firmly committed to theatrical exhibition and we support windowing. This is a unique and exceedingly rare circumstance where theaters have been required to close nationwide for the greater good and Bloodshot is abruptly unavailable in any medium. Audiences will now have the chance to own Bloodshot right away and see it at home, where we are all spending more time. We are confident that — like other businesses hit hard by the virus — movie theaters will bounce back strongly, and we will be there to support them.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Bloodshot:
Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
Directed by Dave Wilson from a script written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer, Bloodshot stars Vin Diesel, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Eiza González, Toby Kebbell, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez, Lamorne Morris, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
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