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Vin Diesel confirmed as Bloodshot

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Diesel has been roped in to star in the title role of "Bloodshot".

The 50-year-old action hero will play the super soldier in the Pictures adaptation of the Valiant comic book series, according to Deadline.

Dave Wilson, who long collaborated with "Deadpool" Tim Miller, will make his directorial debut with the film.

is a former soldier who is able to regenerate and metamorphose due to nano-computers being injected into his bloodstream, enabling him recover from injuries quickly and shape shift.

When he is brought back from the dead by technology, he discovers he must battle memory loss and come to terms with his new powers.

The tone of the movie is expected to be dark and R-rated, not a fun family movie.

Diesel reunites with "Fast and the Furious" on the project.

Production starts this July.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:55 IST