Vin Diesel is an interesting cat. Full Stop. That’s enough for an article. As an actor he’s had a wide and varied career that sees him involved in franchises everyone flocks to see (Fast & Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy, XXX) and the stuff he would love to have turned into franchises (The Last Witch Hunter and a bunch of other stuff). In his latest move he’s aligned himself with a comic book feature outside of the Marvel realm and it looks… potentially cool? Here’s the latest trailer for Bloodshot, to see if you agree.
Because we like being consistent (the best of qualities) we have an official synopsis, for your reading pleasure:
“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.”
Well, it appears the title is to be taken literally. There definitely is blood here. Not to mention several people getting shot. Beyond that it’s hard not to see this as a strange amalgam of Hardcore Henry, The Bourne Identity, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Memento. Basically any film with memory problems, revenge and soldiers being brought back to life. Although the last one hits specially close to home, what with Guy Pearce standing right there. The rest of the cast is nicely rounded out too. We get some fleeting glimpses of Tony Kebbell, Eiza Gonzalez, Lamorne Morris and Sam Heughan. If there’s one thing that’s hard to put a finger on, it’s director Dave Wilson. This is his feature debut, after working primarily on video game cinematic trailers, which seems a strange jump. Yet given his striking the visuals are in the trailer, could be a plus.
Did you all dig what was going on here? Are you well verse in the Bloodshot lore? Any concerns that the writer of Arrival (Eric Heisserer) and True Memoirs of an International Hitman (Jeff Wadlow) are both behind this? Is any joy derived from sing Vin Diesel suffer such bodily harm? Let us know, we’d love to hear. Wherever you stand, March 13 is when Bloodshot gets unleashed upon theaters.