Vin Diesel Closes Deal with Sony Pictures

Vin Diesel, center, and his children, form left, Vincent Sinclair and Hania Riley Sinclair arrive at the world premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Vin Diesel, center, and his children, form left, Vincent Sinclair and Hania Riley Sinclair arrive at the world premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Sony Pictures has closed a deal with Vin Diesel to star in the studio’s sci-fi/action movie Bloodshot, an adaptation of the Valiant comic book series.

Dave Wilson, the longtime collaborator of Deadpool and the upcoming Terminator reboot helmer Tim Miller and creative director at their Blur Studios, is aboard make his feature directing debut with the script from Arrival Oscar-winning scribe Eric Heisserer. We’re hearing the pic will be in the tone of the classic 1980s tent-poles like Robocop, Terminator, and Total Recall. Sony is being aggressive with this one, a franchise play, and principal photography starts in July.