Sony is hard at work developing a potential feature film franchise based on Shrink, another property from Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld.
This news comes to us exclusively from Deadline. The outlet is reporting that Sony Pictures is looking to develop a string of feature-length films based on Shrink; a Rob Liefeld story that follows a female psychiatrist with a superhero clientele. According to the report, the Shrink films would mine the same R-rated, comedic edge as Deadpool and similarly serve as a wise-cracking subversive take on the superhero genre.
The Rob Liefeld story has been described as a high-concept twist on Analyze This. Shrink would compliment Sony’s Spider-Man franchises, which already appeal to moviegoers who also enjoy snappy humor but are obviously of a younger demographic.
Sony previously commissioned a script for a feature-length Shrink film but eventually lost the rights before any ground could be made. That was until producer Adam Fields found the script and immediately urged Sony to secure the rights from Rob Liefeld once again. Fields is currently attached as a producer to the project.
While we wait on word of Deadpool 3, the next X-Men movie hitting theaters is X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”
The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.