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Rob Liefeld says Youngblood comic adaptation is moving forward

02.10.2012

Comic creator Rob Liefeld said via Twitter that his long-gestating comic-to-film adaptation of his hit series from Image, YOUNGBLOOD, is finally moving forward.

Here's the ta-weet:

Just got off of a fantastic call per the YOUNGBLOOD movie. After 3 years of dealmaking we are moving forward! #finally!!

We last reported on this project in 2009 when the infamous Brett Ratner was attached, calling it a "passion project."  Is that possible for a Brett Ratner movie? 

Liefeld didn't share any further details, so consider this another blip on the movie radar, but the invasion is yet to begin.  Whether or not Ratner or anyone else is attached is unclear, however given the very similar "team" set up of YOUNGBLOOD,  you can bet that the success or failure of Marvel's THE AVENGERS will play a huge role in where this project goes.

I was a huge Liefeld fan in the 90's, getting wrapped up in his work during his heyday on X-Force and then his transition over to Image, where YOUNGBLOOD kicked off the revolution.  YOUNGBLOOD was one of the first mainstream comics to have digital coloring and it changed the marketing and creator-owned atmosphere forever, which has in turn led to a similar trend in comics-to-film adaptations (i.e. KICK ASS, THE WALKING DEAD).

Liefeld recently aluded to seeing test footage for a live-action DEADPOOL film and has become a bit of an outspoken voice in the pop culture world of comics and film.  I'm sure plenty of people feel he's full of shit, but I find his brevity to be at least entertaining, if not informative. 

If YOUNGBLOOD is indeed back on track, expect to hear more news rolling in.

Extra Tidbit: If you happened to get sucked into the Golden Goose that was Image comics in the '90's, what property would you most like to see adapted for the screen? I personally think Spawn deserves a better shot at the title.
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2:32AM on 02/13/2012
Rob Liefeld is widely considered the biggest douche in the comics industry. It has been proven time and again that he ripped off the ideas and artwork of other creators for his own comics. Youngblood is just another poorly written rip-off (Image had plenty) of the X books these guys worked on before forming Image. It's also about 20 years past the books expiration date.
Rob Liefeld is widely considered the biggest douche in the comics industry. It has been proven time and again that he ripped off the ideas and artwork of other creators for his own comics. Youngblood is just another poorly written rip-off (Image had plenty) of the X books these guys worked on before forming Image. It's also about 20 years past the books expiration date.
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10:00PM on 02/11/2012
Are there enough pouches in Hollywood to make this movie?

And what does this have to do with hockey?
Are there enough pouches in Hollywood to make this movie?

And what does this have to do with hockey?
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11:53AM on 02/11/2012

biggest problem

where to find actors with 95" chests and size 2 feet that can carry 400 pound guns? as for the tidbit, the original ark of Shadowhawk is great, but I would go with Star. I love the concept of a douchebag bigtime celebrity trying to be a masked hero, getting his ass handed to him and then making his bodyguard do it while he still takes all the credit and lets everyone think its really him. Lots of room to have fun with that.
where to find actors with 95" chests and size 2 feet that can carry 400 pound guns? as for the tidbit, the original ark of Shadowhawk is great, but I would go with Star. I love the concept of a douchebag bigtime celebrity trying to be a masked hero, getting his ass handed to him and then making his bodyguard do it while he still takes all the credit and lets everyone think its really him. Lots of room to have fun with that.
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9:36AM on 02/11/2012
Savage Dragon is definitely a great choice (as would be any of that line: SuperPatriot, Freak Force, etc.), and I agree with Netforce on a Spawn series if Showtime or HBO could do it... but as for (former) Image comics I'd really like to see a Stormwatch movie.
Savage Dragon is definitely a great choice (as would be any of that line: SuperPatriot, Freak Force, etc.), and I agree with Netforce on a Spawn series if Showtime or HBO could do it... but as for (former) Image comics I'd really like to see a Stormwatch movie.
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8:02AM on 02/11/2012
I still have that DieHard action figure! As for extra tidbit, I think Spawn might be better as a new TV series. Something like NYPD Blue meets Supernatural.
I still have that DieHard action figure! As for extra tidbit, I think Spawn might be better as a new TV series. Something like NYPD Blue meets Supernatural.
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1:06AM on 02/11/2012

@Buck Turgidson

Musclebound guys with teeny, tiny feet + a gazillion teeth.
Musclebound guys with teeny, tiny feet + a gazillion teeth.
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12:00AM on 02/11/2012
I would dig a super Patriot movie. There are loads of Image comic characters I'd watch on the big screen.
I would dig a super Patriot movie. There are loads of Image comic characters I'd watch on the big screen.
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8:07PM on 02/10/2012

Who wants to see this movie?= NO ONE

Wow they're really scrapping the bottom now in terms of comic/movie adaptations, Youngblood was a extremely sucky series. Yes i dug 'Image' back in the day although most of the stuff got dated extremly fast (all style no substance), i would love a movie from SAVAGE DRAGON or THE MAXX definetly the best things to come out the company.
Wow they're really scrapping the bottom now in terms of comic/movie adaptations, Youngblood was a extremely sucky series. Yes i dug 'Image' back in the day although most of the stuff got dated extremly fast (all style no substance), i would love a movie from SAVAGE DRAGON or THE MAXX definetly the best things to come out the company.
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7:52PM on 02/10/2012
so many pouches and poorly drawn hands and feet...

I'm also gonna jump on the Savage Dragon bandwagon. Always a fun great series
so many pouches and poorly drawn hands and feet...

I'm also gonna jump on the Savage Dragon bandwagon. Always a fun great series
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5:36PM on 02/10/2012
Witchblade.
Witchblade.
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5:31PM on 02/10/2012

Agree with UnkemptFilmFan

A Savage Dragon Movie would be awesome! Get Dwayne Johnson in some "Hellboy" inspired makeup and prosthetics and my ass would be in the seat for sure. Always thought that would make an entertaining flick.
A Savage Dragon Movie would be awesome! Get Dwayne Johnson in some "Hellboy" inspired makeup and prosthetics and my ass would be in the seat for sure. Always thought that would make an entertaining flick.
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5:33PM on 02/10/2012
That's actually a pretty damn good idea. Obviously you'd need a visionary director for the gig...but Savage Dragon has great potential.
That's actually a pretty damn good idea. Obviously you'd need a visionary director for the gig...but Savage Dragon has great potential.
12:53AM on 02/11/2012
Something similar to Hellboy was exactly what I was thinking, actually.
Something similar to Hellboy was exactly what I was thinking, actually.
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5:18PM on 02/10/2012
Honestly, the only Image Comics property I'd like to see made into a movie would be Elephantmen (aka Hip Flask). Think Blade Runner mixed with The Island of Dr. Moreau, and you'll be on the right track.
Dynamo 5 would make a great tv series.
Honestly, the only Image Comics property I'd like to see made into a movie would be Elephantmen (aka Hip Flask). Think Blade Runner mixed with The Island of Dr. Moreau, and you'll be on the right track.
Dynamo 5 would make a great tv series.
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4:52PM on 02/10/2012

Where are they going to find a bunch of musclebound guys with teeny, tiny feet?

Like UnkemptFilmFan wrote, Ratner and Liefeld deserve each other.
Like UnkemptFilmFan wrote, Ratner and Liefeld deserve each other.
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4:46PM on 02/10/2012

Brett Ratner is the Rob Liefeld of Hollywood

I bought up a bunch of Image comics in the 90s like many people did, but besides us who else has even remotely heard of Youngblood?
As for the Extra Tidbit: I think Savage Dragon has the potential to be a fun movie if done correctly.
I bought up a bunch of Image comics in the 90s like many people did, but besides us who else has even remotely heard of Youngblood?
As for the Extra Tidbit: I think Savage Dragon has the potential to be a fun movie if done correctly.
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3:56PM on 02/10/2012
A "Team 7" movie would be awesome. Another personal favourite Image storyline (probably too obscure for a movie) would be the Extreme Sacrifice storyline with Chapel and Crypt killing a whole bunch of superheroes. Could make for an awesome dark and hellish film.
A "Team 7" movie would be awesome. Another personal favourite Image storyline (probably too obscure for a movie) would be the Extreme Sacrifice storyline with Chapel and Crypt killing a whole bunch of superheroes. Could make for an awesome dark and hellish film.
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5:34PM on 02/10/2012
I loved the first Team 7 mini series. It would be a tough sell to Hollywood, though.
I loved the first Team 7 mini series. It would be a tough sell to Hollywood, though.
3:31PM on 02/10/2012

EXTRA TIDBIT

The Maxx...I know they made it into an animated show, which was fantastic I might add, but I have always wanted to see Maxx in live action on the big screen.
The Maxx...I know they made it into an animated show, which was fantastic I might add, but I have always wanted to see Maxx in live action on the big screen.
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2:55PM on 02/10/2012
Not a Liefeld fan at all, but I dug Wild Cats and Savage Dragon back in the day...WildCats could make a cool movie...
Not a Liefeld fan at all, but I dug Wild Cats and Savage Dragon back in the day...WildCats could make a cool movie...
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2:47PM on 02/10/2012
Previous Brett Ratner passion projects: Beverly Hills Cop 4, God of War, Guitar Hero, Harbinger. What's another addition to the list?
Previous Brett Ratner passion projects: Beverly Hills Cop 4, God of War, Guitar Hero, Harbinger. What's another addition to the list?
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1:51PM on 02/10/2012
Ugggh. Liefeld. I get annoyed just looking at his characters . . .
Ugggh. Liefeld. I get annoyed just looking at his characters . . .
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1:38PM on 02/10/2012
Hollywood is really scrapping the bottom of the barrel with comic book adaptations.
Hollywood is really scrapping the bottom of the barrel with comic book adaptations.
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