Valiant Entertainment (Vin Diesel Officially to Star in BLOODSHOT; DMG Buys Valiant)

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  1. MMouse

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    bloodshot seems pretty similar to punisher,

    I can see this film having blade 1 vibes
     
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    Update: January 29, 2018

    Valiant Acquired by DMG Entertainment in Comic Book Shake-Up


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    The battle for cinematic universes has taken a new turn as DMG Entertainment, the entertainment company involved with movies such as Looper and Chappaquiddick, has acquired Valiant Entertainment, the comic publisher that boasts the third-largest universe of superhero characters.

    DMG, run by founder and CEO Dan Mintz, already had a 57 percent stake in Valiant, but made a strategic move for whole ownership in order to make a concerted push into film, television and other media platforms.

    “This is about taking it to the next level,” says Mintz, a former filmmaker-turned-entrepreneur. “I am not looking on expanding from a publishing standpoint but from a motion picture standpoint.”

    While not as massive compared with the Big Two, comic industry parlance for giants Marvel and DC, Valiant does have a robust library of 2,000 characters and publishes an award-winning line of comics from top writers and artists with titles such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and Ninjak.

    Valiant was founded in 1989 with former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter as one of the founders and published a mix of original creations and characters licensed from another publisher. With some former Marvel writers and artists, the company mounted a formidable challenge to the Big Two, not least in part because it did what those companies did, namely, integrate its characters and storylines.

    Valiant was bought by video game company Acclaim Entertainment in the mid-'90s, but by the early 2000s Acclaim’s fortunes soured. The rights to the characters were eventually picked up by entrepreneurs Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari and a resurrected company began publishing again in 2012.

    Mintz says he is not looking to make wholesale changes — “The plan is not to go in there and take apart what’s working,” he says — but some reverberations are already occurring. Shamdasani, who acted as CEO, is transitioning out of the company.

    The writers and artists who will stay to continue working the comics, without skipping a beat, Mintz insists, will now have their eyes on other platforms.

    “You can expect more strong storytelling with a defined road to other platforms,” he says. “I’m also looking forward to bringing the writers close to the filmmaking process, which is something that is also important, and not keeping them siloed into the comic book area.”

    Valiant already has plenty of Hollywood activity. Harbinger and Bloodshot are set up at Sony, with the latter title now having Vin Diesel attached to star. Quantum and Woody, a favorite of Mintz's (he likse buddy action comedies), is in development as a television with the Russo Brothers' Getaway Productions, while Dr. Mirage is also set up as a television series with CBS Studios and The CW Network.

    For Mintz, Valiant occupies a valuable position in the IP field. Not only is it something with a global awareness, but it is also something that people pay for, month in and month out, and is in a “tipping point” place, making it ready for a next-level jump.

    “This is something that is validated already and is on a road that has already been traveled by Marvel and DC,” he says.

    The value of the deal was not disclosed and Mintz had no comment, other than to add, “You don’t step into something like this lightly. You don’t want a very expensive pet.”

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/h...dmg-entertainment-comic-book-shake-up-1078980
     
  3. lordsai

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    I'm down to watch a different comic universe take place.
     
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    As long as they're following Marvel's game plan, not DC's...
     
  6. Mariah Larry

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    DMG should get DMX. WHAAAAAATT.

    #earl4life
     
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    I'm not really familiar with their stuff, but i'm down to check it out. I'm hoping they do things a bit differently than the other two so it doesn't feel repetitive.
     
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    Update: March 8, 2018

    It's Official: Vin Diesel to Star in Valiant's BLOODSHOT Directed by Dave Wilson


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    Sony Pictures has closed a deal with Vin Diesel to star in the studio’s sci-fi/action movie Bloodshot, an adaptation of the Valiant comic book series. Dave Wilson, the longtime collaborator of Deadpool and the upcoming Terminator reboot helmer Tim Miller and creative director at their Blur Studios, is aboard make his feature directing debut with the script from Arrival Oscar-winning scribe Eric Heisserer.

    Deadline reports that the pic will be in the tone of the classic 1980s tentpoles like Robocop, Terminator and Total Recall. Sony is being aggressive with this one, a franchise play, and principal photography starts in July.

    The deal reunites Diesel with his Fast and the Furious producer Neal H. Moritz, who is producing alongside Toby Jaffe and Dinesh Shamdasani. Matthew Vaughn and Dan Mintz are executive producers. Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony.

    Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe, composed of thousands of characters embodying various genres, tones and demographic groups — ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods.

    The Bloodshot series, comprised of more 110 issues with more than 7.5 million copies sold, centers on Ray Garrison, aka Bloodshot. Brought back from the dead by Rising Spirit Technologies through the use of nanotechnology and suffering total memory loss, Ray struggles to reconnect with who he was while learning what sort of weapon he has become, with the help of a group of other augmented combatants (called Chainsaw).

    Diesel goes hand in hand with action franchises from Fast and Furious and xXx to Riddick and Guardians of the Galaxy

    Vin Diesel to Star in Sony’s ‘Bloodshot’, Valiant Comic Adaptation With Dave Wilson Directing (Exclusive)
     
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    is bloodshot under the marvel brand?
     
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    "Valiant's BLOODSHOT"


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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    @Dragonlordxxxxx wasn't Vinnie talking about getting TWO MCU roles; Groot & TBD?
     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    Don't know much about the character, but I always assumed he was Japanese.
     
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    Groot and Black Bolt.
     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    He dodged that bullet
     
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    I would say that I wished the Inhumans movie did come to fruition.

    1. The public would have been spared the atrocity that was the Inhumans TV show.

    2. The Inhumans movie would have been made under Kevin Feige and therefore would have been potentially really good.
     
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    This is not good. All Vin can do is Riddick. This will be The Chronicles of Bloodshot. I rather someone like DJ Cotrona, or someone really italian.
     
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    Bloodshot is Italian american mafia hitman kidnapped by CIA and experimented on and turned into even deadlier assassin.
     
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    Never heard of valiant, until now i guess
     
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    How big is Bloodshot supposed to be? Will Vin need to upsize his platforms?
     

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