Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Bloodshot.
The property has been snatched up in advance of Valiant Comics' imminent revival, according to Deadline.
Bloodshot centres on former mob killer Angelo Mortalli, who enters into the witness protection program but is betrayed by his handlers.
Subjected to experimental nanite technology, Mortalli is given super strength and healing at the cost of his memory. Breaking free from captivity, he attempts to rediscover the truth of his past.
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The deal came about through a spec script written by Jeff Wadlow for producer Neal Moritz.
A fan of the original 1992 comic, Wadlow pushed through a deal with Valiant and Original Film to write the script, which was later bought by Sony.