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Release Date: TBA

Genres: Action, Comic Book          

Production Phase: Script Stage

  Production Company: Reliance Big Entertainment

Who's Making It: Brett Ratner (Director), Rob Liefeld (Creator - Artist/Writer), J.P. Lavin (Screenwriter), Chad Damiani (Screenwriter),

Premise: A group of government hand-picked superheroes defend America and uphold its foreign policy against superpowered threats.... More »

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Youngblood director Brett Ratner has a star in mind for at least one of the superheroes in this movie: Twilight's Robert Pattinson. "Definitely," Ratner told MTV's Splash Page. "He just feels like he belongs in that world. I don't only see him as a vampire, he's a really good actor."

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rob Liefeld gave an interview to MTV Splash Page and let the info slip that the writing team of J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani have been hired to write the screenplay for the Youngblood film. According to the comic's creator, the duo are halfway through the assignment. Liefeld also divulged that the screenplay focuses on team members Chapel and Shaft, and the dynamic between the pair.

"They don’t like each other," Liefeld explained to the site. "Shaft is the new kid on the block in the movie, and he and Chapel have to put aside their differences to save the Youngblood program."

Liefeld also said that, "There are characters that have micro-cameras installed on their bows, their arrows, their semiautomatic rifles, their bo staffs," so that the camera shots will show plenty of action from the team's fights. "You’re getting footage from a thousand angles, from the casing on their weapons to their armor...When Youngblood goes live, the whole word watches."

However, the rocky-skinned Youngblood teammate Badrock isn't a part of the team in the draft that Lavin and Damiani are presently writing. Liefeld explained that the decision to remove the strongman from the team was entirely his decision because Badrock "doesn't fit in the first film."

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Indian entertainment entity Reliance Big Entertainment has purchased the screen rights to Rob Liefeld's Youngblood comic book series and has Rush Hour and X-Men: The Final Stand director Brett Ratner attached to helm the feature.

"Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and Youngblood is one of the few comicbooks left with tentpole potential," Ratner said to Variety when the news was announced. "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."

The project does not yet have a screenwriter. Reliance paid an amount to Liefeld somewhere in the mid-six figure range to attain the rights. [Full story]

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