Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe Coming to the Big Screen
If there was one person in the comic industry that was a winner in 2016, that’d be Rob Liefeld. The creator was part of the team behind one of the best returns for a comic film ever, Deadpool (Liefeld created the character). Now, more of his creations may be coming to the big screen.
Deadline has reported that Graham King and Fundamental Films have partnered to bring more of Liefeld’s comic characters to movies. The “seven figure deal” is the first big movie rights deal of the year and will see Liefeld’s Extreme Universe come to life.
King has partnered with Weed Road’s Avika Goldsman, with Liefeld producing and Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver.
Nine comic books are covered in the deal spanning more than 100 characters. That includes Brigade, Bloodstrike, Cybrid, Lethal, Re-Gex, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Baboom and Nitro-Gen as examples. In the fall Goldsman made a deal to bring the character Avengelyne to Paramount.
We predicted Liefeld would quickly become a hot property in Hollywood after the success of Deadpool and it looks like we’re right!
Which Liefled creations do you want to see on the big screen?