According to the good folks over at Deadline, the next comic to come to movie theaters will be Bloodshot. It’s a lesser-known comic, but it has potential to make a great film (or, of course, a truly bad one):
Bloodshot originated in Valiant Comics form in 1992 and appeared in over 70 issues, becoming the cornerstone of the Valiant Universe. The protagonist is Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob who is set up by the family and framed for a murder. He instead goes into Witness Protection, but is betrayed by an FBI agent guarding him, kidnapped and forcibly subjected to an experimental program in which his body is injected with microscopic computers called nanites. They erase his brain and rebuild it and his body to be a weapon with superhuman strength and healing powers. Bloodshot escapes his makers, and though he isn’t his old self, he tries to figure out who he was. Things get bad for everybody who betrayed him.
Many people don’t really remember Valiant comics, but the new Valiant Entertainment hopes to change that. They’re rebooting some of their old titles starting in May of this year and beginning in new series.