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We’re excited about Valiant! The comics publisher does superheroes with a slightly more sci-fi bend, designed for fans looking for more sophisticated superhero adventures, and now their comic book heroes are heading to the multiplex. Sony announced a five-film Valiant package that kicks off with Bloodshot in 2017, a Bloodshot sequel, two movies based on the comic Harbinger, and a crossover event film titled Harbinger Wars. There’s already a slew of behind-the-scenes talent lined up for Bloodshot, according to Heat Vision. Chad Stahelski and David Leitch (John Wick) are slated to direct from a screenplay by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer. Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman, X-Men: First Class) and Jason Kothari will executive produce at least this first film, while Neal Moritz...
- John Gholson
In case you hadn't heard, Valiant Entertainment is gearing up to begin their own cinematic universe, and they're beginning with a five picture deal at Sony Pictures that will kick off with adaptations of their Bloodshot and Harbinger comics. The former will be the first to arrive, with an eye towards being released sometime in 2017, and THR reveals John Wick directing duo David Leitch & Chad Stahelski will be at the helm with a script from Kick-Ass 2 scribe Jeff Wadlow and The Thing remake writer Eric Heisserer. Even if you're not interested in Valiant comics, it's Leitch and Stahelski directing is great. For those who don't know, Bloodshot follows a soldier brought back from the dead by a secret government agency and turned into an unstoppable killing machine with no memory, not unlike a fantastical version of The Bourne Identity or a less hellish version of Spawn. This project has »
- Ethan Anderton
Back in March comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment announced that it is set to bring its properties to the big screen with the “largest independent superhero universe” in the world, and now we have details of the first two movies in development.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are set to direct Bloodshot for release in 2017, with Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing) penning the script and Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: the Secret Service) executive producing. The film is based on the comic book of the same name, which tells the story of a soldier brought back from the dead as a weapon for a mysterious government agency.
Following Bloodshot will be an adaptation of Harbinger, which revolves around a group of super powered teen outcasts on the run from the Harbinger Foundation. Eric Heisserer will write the script, but as »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel and DC aren’t the only two comics companies churning out page-turning, pulpy action, and now they won’t be the only two studios duking it out for superiority on the big screen either.
Valiant Entertainment last month received a huge investment in their movie and TV development arm, and THR today reported that the comic publishing company has signed a five movie deal with Sony to bring two of their flagship titles, Bloodshot and Harbinger, to the big screen.
Bloodshot and Harbinger will each receive two films, with the first Bloodshot movie planned to arrive in 2017. The fifth film, Harbinger Wars, will bring the two properties together, effectively creating a Vcu to rival Marvel’s. This move was inspired by a 2013 crossover comic series of the same name.
This is an exciting move, as we’ve been interested in Valiant here at Sound on Sight for some time. »
- Brian Welk
Superhero films have never been more popular than they are now, and soon it won.t just be Marvel and DC leading the game. Last month, it was revealed that Valiant Entertainment has teamed up with Dmg Entertainment for a partnership deal that includes theatrical films for their characters. Now it.s been announced that Valiant signed a five-movie deal with Sony Pictures, and the first properties they.re bringing to the big screen are Bloodshot and Harbinger. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both properties will receive two feature films each before coming together for a fifth film titled Harbinger Wars, inspired by their 2013 comic book crossover. Bloodshot, which is aimed for release in 2017, will be directed John Wick duo David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer, and executive produced by Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari. No release date or director has been announced for »
Very cool news! More comic book movies from Hot publisher Valiant! I personally collect & read both Bloodshot & Ninjak which I highly recommend you do! The full press release below!
.Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures today announced a deal to bring two of Valiant’s award-winning comic book superhero franchises—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.
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. »
- El Mayimbe
As the power play between Marvel and DC Comics’ respective cinematic universes continues to vie for your attention, another competitor is about to enter the ring. Valiant Entertainment has struck a deal with Sony Pictures to create a new cinematic universe that’s set to be based on its own series of comic book titles, starting with Bloodshot in 2017 and ending with crossover title Harbinger Wars.
John Wick creative duo David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct Bloodshot from a script adapted by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (2011’s The Thing). And if that wasn’t impressive enough, you can also include producers Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass) and Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) in that veritable list of names.
- Gem Seddon
Things are coming up Valiant: After announcing an eight-figure equity investment from Chinese company Dmg Entertainment (which co-produced Iron Man 3), The Hollywood Reporter reports the recently reinvigorated Valiant Comics has announced a five-picture deal with Sony to bring two of its most popular titles, Bloodshot and Harbinger, to film, beginning in 2017. Eric Heisserer will write both titles, working with Kick-Ass 2's Jeff Wadlow on Bloodshot. John Wick's David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will helm Bloodshot, whereas a director hasn't been announced yet for Harbinger. Now the big question is whether Valiant can really break the Marvel-dc stranglehold and make this a three-party race. »
- E. Alex Jung
If, like me, you're unfamiliar with Valiant Comics then you would do well to read this primer from our very own Evan Valentine. Now that you're caught up you can start diving into today's news that they have teamed up with Sony Pictures and a nice array of talent to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as the first two installments of a five picture deal (McU, then Dcu, now Vcu). Per THR, it looks like Bloodshot will be the first of these films coming down the pike. John Wick (holy shit) directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will helm the film from a script by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf, Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing, Bird Box). The movie, to be produced by Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari, is about "a soldier brought back from the dead by a secret government agency, turned into an unstoppable »
- Evan Dickson
"John Wick" helmets David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct "Bloodshot" from a script by Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") and Eric Heisserer ("The Thing" remake). Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will executive produce.
Heisserer will also pen "Harbinger" but no directors are attached at this point. Both the first "Bloodshot" and "Harbinger" are targeting a 2017 release. Dinesh Shamdasani, Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce all five films.
The "Bloodshot" comic follow a super soldier created through the use of nanites. They allow him to heal from injuries quickly, interface with technology, and shape shift his mass. »
- Garth Franklin
After several years in development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with their Masters of the Universe. Sony executive DeVon Franklin revealed through his Twitter account in January that the script by Jeff Wadlow is now complete. During the week, the executive revealed what appears to be our first look at Battlecat in the movie.
Masters of the Universe is based on the animated TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which also spawned the 1987 live action feature Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. No story details have been confirmed at this time and it isn't known if casting is currently under way.
Jeff Wadlow signed on to rewrite the script, which was previously worked on by Alex Litvak & Michael Finch (Predators), Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) and Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). Are you excited to see Battlecat in action »
Sneak Peek a new image of 'Battle Cat' from Columbia's developing "Masters Of The Universe 3D" motion picture reboot, currently shopping a fresh screenplay by Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") to interested directors:
"New chairman at Sony, gotta get in sync with the studio. As soon as I know I’ll report back..."
'He-Man' was originally conceived as a series of Mattel action figures, starting production in 1981 and marketed in 1982.
The toys spun-off into a 130-episode syndicated cartoon series.
In related news, take another look @ 'Skeletor' pitching the 'Honda Cr-v' auto during their "Happy Honda Days Sale Event".
"...remember that sheer exultation you »
- Michael Stevens
The planned reboot of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise has hit many stumbling blocks since it was announced way back in 2007. Originally having John Woo attached, development on the project seems to have stalled, and directors and script writers have come on gone over the years, but the movie still seems to be alive and well. Last we heard, Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was signed as script writer, and now we might have our first look at the project, with producer Devon Franklin (who also shared the above logo a few weeks back) posting what seems to be concept art from the movie to Twitter. For the uninitiated, this is Battle-Cat, He-Man's steed who was completely missing from the 1987 original starring Dolph Lundgren, and I have to admit, he is looking bad-ass. We're still pretty much in the dark about the status of the project, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Though the internet seem to have decided that DeVon Franklin is the most important person at Sony Pictures, at least judging from how they report his more interesting tweets, the fact of the matter is that he isn’t. But he does work for the studio, and he is a key player in their ongoing work to get a Masters of the Universe movie made, so when he speaks on that subject, it’s worth listening.
This time he’s not so much telling as showing. Here’s a picture from his twitter account that appears to show Battle Cat, He-Man’s ride-on pussy from the Masters of the Universe universe.
@danmillerNY @TheOneHansen @Guardians I totally agree!!! pic.twitter.com/6g6W18D9J7
— DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) March 3, 2015
There’s a latent possibility that this was just something Franklin pulled from Google Image Search to illustrate his point, but probably not. »
- Brendon Connelly
It looks like we have some Battle Cat concept art for the Masters Of The Universe movie. The latest on the film here...
When it comes to Sony's Masters Of The Universe movie, our first, best, and sometimes only source is DeVon Franklin, the senior vice president of production for Columbia. Mr Franklin has been pretty generous with fans on social media, occasionally responding to queries about the status of the He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe live-action movie with updates and images. The latest one is the most exciting yet.
After being told by a fan that if Guardians Of The Galaxy could hit $700 million at the worldwide box-office, then a new He-Man movie should have no problem raking in the bucks. Mr. Franklin responded in the affirmative, and then dropped what appears to be some Battle Cat concept art on us...
@danmillerNY @TheOneHansen @Guardians I totally agree! »
Back in January, Columbia Pictures executive Devon Franklin tweeted an image of the title page to Jeff Wadlow's script for a new take on the 80s cartoon Masters Of The Universe. Since then, there has not been much news about the film. In the interim, Sony has had some big shake-ups behind the scenes, so it is tough to tell which projects are making progress and which are dead in the water. Franklin took to Twitter again and responded to fans inquiring about Masters Of The Universe and when »
- Alex Maidy
Last month, DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures, teased the long-gestating Masters of the Universe movie by posting the official logo for the film, and now he’s taken to Twitter once more, this time teasing what we can only presume to be the character of Battle Cat…
Masters of the Universe is currently without a director, and has most recently been written by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), who reworked previous drafts from Alex Litvak & Mik Finch, Richard Wenk and Terry Rossio. As yet, there’s no word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you updated with news as it comes in…
- Gary Collinson
It's been awhile since we last heard anything about Columbia Pictures' planned reboot of the Masters of the Universe franchise, which is getting a new live action movie following the original 1987 release based on the classic 80s cartoon series. Today, DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of Columbia and the driving force behind this new iteration of the fantasy adventure series, unveiled the official title card and logo for the impending release. He also teases that more news is coming soon.
Way back in early January, just as the New Year was kicking off, DeVon Franklin revealed that Jeff Wadlow had completed a fresh draft of the screenplay. No director has been announced yet, but its speculated that this news may be revealed before the end of the week. Jon M. Chu was at one time supposed to direct, but left the project to take on another action figure toy »
Sony’s Masters Of The Universe remake has been simmering away for years now on the back burner, forgotten in favor of flashier contemporary material (22 Jump Street, we’re talking about you.) The last month, however, has seen practically a typhoon of information arrive online about the project courtesy of Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President of Production, DeVon Franklin.
After a good badgering on Twitter, the Svp responded back on Christmas Eve with a photo snapshot of the script title sheet. Then, just this past weekend, fans prodded Franklin for further information, which prompted the following response:
@ThomasCastle75 @BigTyDIESEL @newhemanmovie @DCnew52He_man @danmillerNY @SonyPictures we’ll know more next week pic.twitter.com/6bAvcTfJQo
— DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) February 14, 2015
In case you’re wondering “what’s the big kerfuffle?”, then bear with us. The above image is in fact a brand new logo, presumably designed specifically for the in-development movie. »
- Gem Seddon
This is the second collaboration between Jackman and Margeson, who had worked previously on Jeff Wadlow’s Kick Ass 2.
The duo have taken on the star-studded Kingsman with Oscar winners Colin Firth and Michael Caine, Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, and newcomer Taron Egerton. Based on a comic book by Mark Millar, the story follows a veteran secret agent (Firth) who takes a young protégé (Egerton) under his wing.
The score album will be released on La La Land Records, February 17, 2015.
Jackman and Margeson’s score for Kingsman delivers nail biting action sequences while emphasizing the heart of the film which lie in the relationship between Firth and Egerton. The deep brass notes exemplify the grandeur of the secret society and the »
- Michelle McCue
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