I've just read an interview with Greg Rucka and he made an interesting comment.
The dirty little secret is that those Image guys made all these deals and almost to a man failed to deliver. They burnt Hollywood horribly on letting comics talent actually be a part of the production of the material they sold.
From my layman's understanding projects can languish in development as Liefeld has about 6 properties IIRC that are set to be made. I didn't suspect that it could be the result of bad practices on the part of him and other Image founders.