Akiva Goldsman, Graham King Hit Liefeld Lotto W/ Deal To Develop Extreme Universe Movies

Akiva Goldsman, Graham King Hit Liefeld Lotto W/ Deal To Develop Extreme Universe Movies

Posted by January 3, 2017 Comment

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Movie producers and janitorial experts Akiva Goldsman and Graham King have partnered with superstar artist Rob Liefeld to produce films based on Liefeld’s Extreme Universe, according to an official press release. The deal will see King and Chinese-based Fundamental Films securing the rights to nine Extreme Universe comics (comprising three-hundred-forty-seven highly collectible first issues) and more than 100 characters, including Bloodstrike, Blood Wulf, Cybrid, Wulf Strike, Battlestone, Strike-Wulf, Re-Gex, Wulf Blood, Blud Blood, and Wulfstrike Von Bludwulf. As part of the plan to develop the next superhero movie franchise, Goldsman will oversee a writer’s room for the universe, as he did for Transformers and Hasbro. Liefeld’s Extreme Universe ruled the 90s, and their movie versions may dominate the 2020s!

“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,” Liefeld said in the press release. “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!” Liefeld, who created Deadpool, subject of the R-Rated smash hit feature film last year, is said to be getting seven figures for the deal by Deadline, which would be our dream come true as well.

“Rob Liefeld’s unique characters are in great hands with Graham and Akiva,” said Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao. “We could not be more excited to see them bring the entire Extreme Universe to theaters and fans around the globe.”

On Facebook, Liefeld further elaborated, “People LOVE these comics. I hope to do them justice with these two powerhouse filmmakers!”

The deal apparently does not include Avengelyne, who was recently snapped up by Paramount, or Youngblood, which was last being developed with X3: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner.

 

(Last Updated January 3, 2017 3:19 pm )

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