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Dave Wilson (1994O) helms Hollywood comic book movie

Dave Wilson (1994O) director of Valiant comics' Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel, explains the challenges of carving out a space of his own in a convoluted film industry.
16 Aug 2019
OD Updates
Dave Wilson (1994O) speaks to Syfy on August 6. Photo: Syfy.
Dave Wilson (1994O) speaks to Syfy on August 6. Photo: Syfy.
“Let’s try not be Marvel or DC, let’s try carve out a space for ourselves.” Dave Wilson (1994O) director of Valiant comics’ Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel, explains the challenges of carving out a space of his own in a convoluted film industry.

Speaking to Syfy on August 6, Wilson says “It was the same with the original Ironman, you felt like they were trying to just make one great movie and it was the same mantra [Bloodshot] all the way through. Just make one great movie.”

The film, which is based on the Valiant comic strip, is the story of resurrected mobster Ray Garrison, who is granted super killing abilities through nanotechnology and seeks revenge against those who wronged him.
 
“The first thing we said when we sat down was let’s not be Marvel or DC. Let’s space out for ourselves. Obviously coming from my visual effects background, there’s a big visual component to who I am. I wanted to carve out a very aggressive film making style, that I felt hadn’t been as explored in the comic book space if you will,” says Wilson.


Tony Scott, director of classics like Top Gun and Enemy of the state, has had an influence on Wilson, who he credits as being one of his favourite directors.

“I think what Tony did incredibly well was that he combined energetic, visceral action which made you feel like you were always there, and you were in that world but there was always a heart and a drama to his movies. I always wondered, what does a comic book movie look like that like that. Now you combine visual effects with that immersive world Tony always presented to you, that is what I wanted to do. That was always my jumping off point,” Wilson explains.

Bloodshot hits theatres on 21 February 2020 and stars Vin Diesel (Bloodshot/Ray Garrison), Toby Kebbell, Sam Heughan and Eiza Gonzalez.

For the full Syfy interview follow the link below.
 

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