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The Valiant Universe – Coming to Theaters 2017 ( 5 Picture Deal with Sony!! )

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The Valiant Universe - Coming to Theaters 2017 ( 5 Picture Deal with Sony!! )

 

Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures announced an ongoing partnership in bringing the Valiant Universe characters to the silver screen. Starting with a 5 film deal, Bloodshot and Harbinger will each be getting made into movies, with each then having a sequel, before culminating in the joint crossover confrontation : Harbinger Wars.

Bloodshot which was previously announced to be released as a movie in 2017, with a script from Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life)and directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick). With Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe fromOriginal Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) andValiant’s very own  Dinesh Shamdasani producing this quintent of cinematic excellence. Directors for the Harbinger and Harbinger War movies have yet to be announced.

Sony Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad had this to say about the two companies bold steps into a cinematic universe, where Marvel and DC characters hold sway:

“The long-term plan that begins with BLOODSHOT will be a considerable priority for Sony in the months and years to come.Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics, and Neal is one of the best action producers in the business today. This is a formidable partnership that will bring two incredibly commercial franchises with global appeal together on the big screen,”

With Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer following up with:

“Sony Pictures and Neal Moritz are the ideal partners to bring the world of Bloodshot and Harbinger to life,” said  Dinesh Shamdasani. “They understand exactly what makes these characters tick and the exciting potential that they hold. These films are just the first step in partnership with Sony to bring Valiant’s biggest heroes to new audiences worldwide.”

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The Big 2 better watch out!

With both titles being unique, with well thought out concepts and characters:

 

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Bloodshot is a nanite infused super assassin brought back from the dead, implanted with multiple false memories and possessing super-strength and speed, a healing factor and a computerized nervous system he is an unstoppable killing machine. But when his handlers at Project Rising Spirit lose control of his programming, Bloodshot goes in search of his true identity, leaving a path of death and destruction in his wake.

 

 

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Harbinger is the code word for psiots, people born with latent physical and mental superpowers. The Harbinger Foundation has been recruiting and  activating psiots under the world conquering plan of the seeming philanthropic CEO. An extremely powerful psiot himself, he sees his plans begin to crumble when a troubled teen is activated and the boy’s powers rival his own.

 

For more indepth reviews of Bloodshot, Harbinger and Harbinger Wars check out the following links:

http://whatchareading.com/harbinger-wars-valiants-first-crossover-event/

http://whatchareading.com/harbinger-wars-finale-two-great-titles-one-epic-conclusion/

Since the Movies seem to be following the comics ( 2 Bloodshot arcs, 2 Harbinger arcs, 1 Harbinger Wars arc ) check out the following trades:

Bloodshot-Volume-1-Setting-The-World-On-Fire-TPB-Review    BS_TPB_VOL_002_CVR

2818102-har_tpb_vol_001  HAR_TPB_VOL_002_RENEGADES1

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Now let the casting arguments (ahem discussions) begin!!!!

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Trained by the Four-Color wizard, Hagan, in all things comic-booky, young Robert took to the streets of New York, dragging his large bespectacled head from comic shop to comic shop, absorbing, learning… knowing…. Until a very delayed pubescent spurt in his early thirties when the tumescent lump of comic knowledge burst forth, rupturing into nonsensical rants about Jack Kirby, superhero related tattoos, questionable cosplay activities, worshiping Jim Starlin as a prophet, and courting the young lady working in his local comic shop. Now he is just mad…roaming the streets late at night while walking his dog, plotting and preparing to unleash more comic-booky goodness on an unsuspecting world. He likes bread. The food. He thinks the band is crap. *Hey wanna freak Bob out? Come follow him on twitter (@dyrewolf1218), he's totally new to it and suspects it may be black magic...* - Chuck the editor monkey

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