Things can get awkward quick, and Dave Bautista probably received a phone call this afternoon after he revealed his involvement in a live-action version of Valiant’s ‘Eternal Warrior’ via Twitter.
@HmanBBK – How is your eternal warrior project doing and will we see it on the big screens soon?
@DaveBautista – Glad you asked cuz I’m really excited about EW. We are currently working to get the script fan worthy and then we’ll be full on from there.
Valiant CEO & CCO Dinesh Shamdasani, was questioned about the project as well on Twitter, and response implies Bautista’s involvement in the project.
I can neither confirm nor deny that @DaveBautista just revealed a giant secret lol! – @dinesh_s
Shamdasani also retweeted CBR’s version of this new story.
The Valiant movie universe has been a slow moving process, it was announced in 2015 that Sony Pictures and Valiant partnered for a five picture deal. ‘Bloodshot’ was to arrive in theaters this year with a ‘Harbinger’ film to follow, plus sequels, and a team-up. The last update had Jared Leto in the running for the ‘Bloodshot’ lead and Dave Wilson directing. No updated timetable has been announced.
Now you have an ‘Eternal Warrior’ film in the works as well. Sony and Valiant need to get the projects in order and start producing films.
Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology by private security contractor Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is a nearly unstoppable killing machine equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing. Created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992, Bloodshot is one of the most successful new comic book characters of the past two decades with more than 100 issues published and lifetime sales of more than 7 million copies in multiple languages around the world
Centered on telekinetic teenage runaway Peter Stanchek and his recruitment into the mysterious Harbinger Foundation by secretive CEO and philanthropist Toyo Harada, Harbinger was created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and artist David Lapham in 1992.
About Eternal Warrior:
Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…
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