At the beginning of the year, it was announced that Brett Ratner would be directing yet another comic book movie, Youngblood. Of course this wasn't met with positive reaction, but since then, the only other major update we had was that the screenwriters were half-way through finishing their first draft of the script.
The few details we did find touched on some of the characters we may see, one that we wouldn’t see, and the unique reality show elements would stylize the film – The Youngblood team are celebs who work for the government, after all.
Today, we have one more update for you about who Ratner wants to star in his film...
MTV spoke with Brett Ratner and asked him if he had any ideas of what actors he’d like to play a part in the film.
"Definitely [Robert Pattinson] from 'Twilight,'… He just feels like he belongs in that world. I don't only see him as a vampire, he's a really good actor."
I wonder what audience he’s trying to appeal to here. I think what he means to say is that he wants the large Twilighter legion to pay to see his film when it’s done – Perhaps to balance off some of the X-Men fans who won’t be paying to see it. We don’t need to get into X-Men: The Last Stand again, I don’t like looking back on it.
So, what can we expect from Ratner’s adaptation?
"My vision for it is: We're going to make a very edgy, cool film… We're not soft-peddling it at all."
That’s good news I suppose, but what does it mean? How will the movie compare to the hardcore style of the book?
It would be interesting to see Pattinson in a superhero role and what he could do with a major film and a better script than he's use to (if that were to actually happen), but I think Ratner’s throwing that out there for the wrong reasons.
According to creator Rob Liefeld (he's also the creator of Deadpool), the story of the Youngblood movie will focus on the relationship between the veteran of the group, Chapel and newcomer, Shaft. My guess is that Pattinson is being eyed for the role of Shaft, the bow-and-arrow master pictured up top.
We’ll let you know if we hear anything more on Youngblood.
What do you think of Ratner’s comments?