Rob Liefield, ‘Deadpool’ Creator, Is Teaming Up To Create ‘Extreme Universe’ Film Franchise
Rob Liefield is teaming up with producer Graham King and writer-producer Akiva Goldsman to create a film franchise from Liefield’s comic book universe.
ROB LIEFIELD COLLABORATING ON NEW COMIC FRANCHISE
Liefield is behind the creations of Deadpool and Cable from the X-Men series, as well as Youngblood, Bloodstrike, Bloodwulf, Re-Gex and Kaboom. Liefield founded his own artist company Image Comics in the 90s and has been creating ever since.
King and his company Fundamental Films, along with Goldsman, are partnering up to create a new film franchise based off of Liefield’s comic work. King and Goldsman will produce with Liefield and Brooklyn Weaver. Greg Lassans and Denis O’Sullivan will executive produce.
“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 a statement. “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!”
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