Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures have announced today, a deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate in the shared universe crossover film, HARBINGER WARS.
Here are all the details:
BLOODSHOT, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to HARBINGER WARS and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick) from a script by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers.
HARBINGER will follow shortly thereafter from a script by Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Sony and Valiant remain tight-lipped about potential directors. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce.
Both BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER will be followed by sequels before the title characters confront each other head on in HARBINGER WARS—a motion picture directly inspired by Valiant’s critically acclaimed 2013 comic book crossover of the same name. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the five-picture HARBINGER WARS initiative for Sony Pictures.
Sony Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad had this to say about the new partnership:
“Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the business today. This is a formidable partnership that will bring two incredibly commercial franchises with global appeal together on the big screen. The long-term plan that begins with BLOODSHOT will be a considerable priority for Sony in the months and years to come.”
On there other side, Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, had this to say:
“Sony Pictures and Neal Moritz are the ideal partners to bring the world of Bloodshot and Harbinger to life. 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.”