When all of Marvel’s biggest artists left to form Image Comics, Spider-Man artist Rob Liefeld, who is also the creator of Deadpool, Domino, and Cable (via “New Mutants”) launched “Youngblood” as his first series. It’s now looking like the move is paying off as Liefeld will see the character Prophet adapted via Studio 8, who acquired rights ahead of next week’s Comic-Con.
In a mid-six against seven-figure rights deal, Studio 8 has made a deal to build a movie around the character with the aim is to build a franchise around John Prophet, a DNA enhanced super-soldier placed into a cryogenic freeze for a future mission only to awaken prematurely in the present, searching for a mission that does not exist. The ruthless berserker must find his humanity. Prophet originated in Liefeld’s “Youngblood”, and grew into a series of his own in 1993.
Deadline says Liefeld will produce with Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) and Brooklyn Weaver (Out of the Furnace).