The newest Spanish-language movie is Bloodshot. It's written and directed by Christopher Landon and stars Wesley Snipes, Amber Heard, Henry Rollins, Dennis Haysbert, and Milla Jovovich. It's an adventure story about a group of scientists who attempt to create the next breakthrough blood plasma product.
Reviewers are raving about the film reviews for Bloodshot. From The Wrap, "Beyond the tricks of the new millennium Hollywood, Bloodshot is still, by any measure, a worthy sequel to the original film." From Variety, "Bloodshot, with its unique blend of retro science fiction and heavy-metal aggression, may be the rare science fiction film that's not only a blast but also educative... [Wesley Snipes] takes a grand stage in Bloodshot... one of the funniest moments of the film comes when the scientist-turned-killer character is being questioned by a reporter about the weird things he's been doing."
But Bloodshot isn't the first Spanish-language version of a movie from the Serie. The original Spanish movie, Bloodshot, is the second installment of a popular action series in the Serie called Serie I, The Riddle of Blood. The main characters in Bloodshot are played by Dennis Haysbert and Humberto Trujillo. The plot follows the same format as the previous serie, Bloodshot, but it includes many other intriguing characters.
Since the first serie was released, Hollywood has not overlooked the possibility of translating their movies into a different language. They will always produce a new version of a movie. However, people didn't realize that Hollywood could translate all kinds of different movies into their own language, and the modern age has seen a lot of such films made. Some have even received more popular than the original.
The first Spanish-language Serie movie translated by Hollywood was Cold Mountain. It was released in 1984. The entire movie was subtitled in Spanish. A large part of the movie was translated, so that Russian and Polish were used to provide the text for the Russian characters, as well as the subtitles for the Polish ones. The movie had a huge international success, even though it is considered by some to be a flop.
This is the second time that Bloodshot has been adapted into a movie. It was originally made into a TV mini-series, and then it was turned into a movie, directed by Mark Lesser. It was directed by Lesser again and was made with the help of his friend and fellow director, Miguel Arteta.
The acting in Bloodshot is top notch. Among the regulars in the TV series, Dennis Haysbert and Humberto Trujillo look terrific. And they are joined by Amber Heard, Henry Rollins, and Milla Jovovich. The supporting cast includes Keanu Reeves, but he doesn't have much screen time.
Although this movie has been somewhat disappointing in terms of sales, it still remains to be one of the most successful movie translations ever. This is likely because of the hard work of the crew, the cast, and the writer. No wonder they took the chance to translate it into Spanish.