Brett Ratner has nabbed the rights to Rob Liefeld’s cult graphic novel Youngblood and plans to throw it into his crowded development pot.
He’s scored the option thanks to his new deal with Indian media company Reliance, which stumped up the dosh to secure Liefeld’s creation for the Rat to direct.
“Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and Youngblood is one of the few comic books left with tentpole potential,” Ratner tells Variety. “It was a real personal passion project for me, and a lot of people wanted it but the amazing thing about the guys at Reliance is the speed with which they’re able to move.”
Youngblood’s plot follows a group of government-sanctioned superheroes, including a former FBI agent with a magnetically powered bow and a former fashion model.
The team got their own first book back in 1992 as part of the launch of Image comics and have been through several creative teams, including a run written by none other than Alan Moore.
Now we get to see how they look on film, directed by the man who made X3. Goody?
Does the idea of Ratner at the helm of another comic book adventure fill you with dread? Or excitement?