The comic book universe created by Rob Liefeld is headed to the silver screen.
Producer Graham King, Fundamental Films and writer-producer Akiva Goldsman are partnering to create a film franchise out of Liefeld's Extreme Universe. King and Goldsman will develop, and are planning on setting up a writers' room to brainstorm which will be overseen by Goldsman.
Before funding Image Comics in the 1990's, Liefeld helped co-create such popular X-Men characters as Deadpool and Cable respectively. Over the course of the decade, Liefeld would create a comic book universe that featured characters with names such as Youngblood, Bloodstrike, Bloodwulf, Re-Gex and Kaboom.
Liefeld will produce the titles alongside King, Goldsman and Brooklyn Weaver. Greg Lessans and GK Films’ Denis O’Sullivan will executive produce.
“Over the past nearly 25 years, since launching Image Comics, I’ve been lucky enough to see the power of these stories and characters as they’ve resonated with several generations of comic book fans,” Liefeld said Tuesday in a statement. "To now be able to work with Akiva Goldsman and Graham King, who are powerhouses in their own right, to bring these compelling characters and conflicts to life on the big screen is nothing short of a dream come true!”
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans? Are you excited to see the Extreme Universe take shape on the big screen?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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