Bloodshot director Dave Wilson says the movie’s first trailer should arrive in October.
During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Wilson revealed Bloodshot is well along into post-production at this stage of development, and confirmed the film’s reshoots (that is, the customary pickup shoots for any tentpole) will probably take place in the near future. He added that the first trailer should arrive in October “if not sooner”, and briefly teased two action sequences he feels are the movie’s “standouts”, including one that’s largely practical in its execution and “was inspired by a Russian dashboard cam video that I found online”.
Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier turned into an unkillable weapon through nanite technology. Diesel has spoken before about why he was interested in the Bloodshot role.
“Well, first of all, it was a New York Times bestseller, and there’s something interesting about how the character doesn’t abandon his humanity,” Diesel said. “It’s not heightened reality, it’s based in reality. It deals with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder. The script was one of the most interesting scripts I’ve ever read. It plays with your mind in a way you can’t…that you don’t normally see in movies. It’s so complex. It’s so well written and so well developed.”
It’s possible the Bloodshot trailer will arrive with Joker at the beginning of October, what with the latter being next month’s biggest release and a fellow comic book adaptation. Alternatively, it could premiere with another Sony film, Zombieland: Double Tap, in mid-October. And while there haven’t been any announcements about which movies and TV shows will have a presence at New York Comic-Con just yet, the event takes place from October 3-6 and could be the perfect occasion for Sony to jump-start its Bloodshot marketing.