No, I’m serious. I know. I thought it was an Onion article myself. But unless those wacky knuckleknobs have taken over Variety, it seems to be true: hack director Brett Ratner will be making a shitty movie of hack comic artist Rob Liefield’s shitty Youngblood comic.
“Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and ‘Youngblood’ is one of
the few comicbooks left with tentpole potential,” Ratner told Daily Variety.
“It was a real personal passion project for me, and a lot of people
wanted (‘Youngblood’), but the amazing thing about the guys at Reliance
is the speed with which they’re able to move.”
“Yes, most of the good comics are taken. Luckily, Youngblood is not a good comic by any stretch of the imagination.” Nicely put, Ratner.
There’s something so wrong with this, but then again, something so right. I mean, it would be a tragedy for someone like Darren Aronofsky to direct a Youngblood movie, right? And it would be equally terrible for Ratner to shit all over some good comic, like Runaways or something (insert your own good comic if you hate Runaways). Liefield and Ratner are both persons of little talent who are/were inexplicably successful, both have apparently been douchebags in real life, and neither can draw feet. Frankly, Youngblood may be the project Ratner was born to do.