It appears that more properties from Deadpool creator Rob Liefield is joining the big screen. The Wrap revealed today that Liefield’s Extreme Universe is being adapted for live-action from Graham King and Fundamental Films. Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, The Dark Tower and Transformers: The Last Knight) is set to oversee a writers room for the film project that is aimed to develop a multi-franchise. with an eye to developing a multi-film franchise.
In a statement, Liefield talked about his excitement to collaborate with Goldsman and King, bringing these characters to life.
“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. 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!”
Liefield’s Extreme Universe consists of characters such as Bloodstrike, Brigade, Lethal, Re-Gex, Cybrid, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Kaboom, and Nitro-Gen. King also spoke about bringing this universe to the big screen as he describes Liefield’s ability to create stories “unique”.
“Rob has an uncanny ability to create unique stories with unforgettable characters and “Extreme Universe” is no exception. These stories are fantastic and I couldn’t imagine better partners on this project than Mark and his team at Fundamental Films.”
Source: The Wrap