Reliance Big Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Youngblood, the comic series created by Rob Liefeld, and has set Brett Ratner to direct. The Image Comics series which debuted in 1992 is about a Superhero team that works for the government.
In speaking to Variety, Ratner said:
“Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and ‘Youngblood’ is one of the few comicbooks left with tentpole potential… It was a real personal passion project for me, and a lot of people wanted (‘Youngblood’), but the amazing thing about the guys at Reliance is the speed with which they’re able to move.”
Reliance Big Entertainment, an Indian Media Conglomerate is making a big push into the American Film Industry. Among the many development deals it has made with big international stars in the U.S. including George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Tom Hanksl Playstone Productions and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, it has recently made a deal with Brett Ratner’s shingle Rat Entertainment. This particular project will be the first to rise out of Reliance’s many Hollywood deals.
I didn’t like Director Brett Ratner’s Rush Hour 3 and not many movies have disappointed me as much as X-Men: The Last Stand did so I’m not excited about this - especially considering the way Ratner discusses this project. He makes it sound so mediocre by saying all the good comic stories are gone and this is part of what’s left at the bottom of the barrel.
What do you think?