Vin Diesel has posted a video from a film set in Africa to mark the first day of filming on upcoming superhero film, Bloodshot.

Based on the Valiant Entertainment character, Bloodshot follows a soldier named Ray Garrison (Diesel) who, after getting mortally wounded in battle, is injected with nanites, which allow him to regenerate from any wound, as well as giving him the white skin and blood-red eyes that earn him his superhero moniker. In this film, Bloodshot will put his abilities to the test when rounding up “Harbingers” – a team of young superhero outcasts.

In the Instagram video, Diesel announced, “It’s Africa, it’s the morning. Left the house at 5:45, ready to grind. So excited that I’m able to make movies in my life, to do what I love and every time try to master it a little more. It’s obviously still dark outside in Africa. Got a director here, equally excited, Dave Wilson ready to kill Bloodshot. Day number one. So blessed, so grateful, and as you know we always reach higher to impress you, to make you enjoy these movies even more. Thank you for believing in me, thank you for believing in us.”

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Bloodshot is an incredibly violent superhero in the comics, so it’s easy to understand why Sony is pursuing an R-rating for the film, especially after the success of other R-rated superhero flicks, like Logan and Deadpool. Incidentally, Bloodshot is being directed by Dave Wilson, who is Deadpool director Tim Miller’s partner at Blur Studios.

Bloodshot is currently slated for release in 2020.

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