Rob Liefeld’s Prophet comics being tailored by Studio eight
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld’s 1992 comedian e-book Prophet is being tailored by Studio eight The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. John Prophet, the title character from the comics, was first launched within the Youngblood Picture Comics sequence in 1992 earlier than his personal sequence started in 1993.
In Prophet, John Prophet may very well be described because the anti-Captain America. He’s a DNA enhanced tremendous soldier from the WWII period who awakens in our time after being put in cryogenic freeze for a future mission. Sadly, he was not presupposed to get up till years down the highway, making Prophet a fish out of water, spending his time searching for a mission that doesn’t exist.
In 2012, the Prophet comics had been relaunched with John Prophet present within the far future, although the film will probably deal with the identical origin story as within the 90’s model of the comics. Liefeld was pleased with Studio eight’s method and imaginative and prescient for the film, saying that they “did their homework, and never solely did they do homework, they’re true followers.”
“It is sensible that it’s a vacation spot that we will arrive at if we’re profitable,” Liefeld stated. The creator additionally made it clear that the movie gained’t be an adaptation of 1 single story from the comics, saying, “We’re taking one of the best of Prophet to create one of the best cinematic model of Prophet that we will. He’s very pure in his motives to assist out his household and finally ends up changing into one thing fully totally different.”
Producing the movie are Liefeld, Adrian Askarieh, and Brooklyn Weaver with John Hyde and Terissa Kelton concerned within the challenge. Studio eight’s John Graham and Man Danella will oversee the movie.
Studio eight’s upcoming initiatives embody the action-adventure Alpha, set over the past Ice Age and releasing this August, in addition to the September launch of White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey within the true story of teenage undercover FBI informant Richard Wershe Jr.
Liefeld has a variety of his comedian characters which have been launched onto the large display screen, together with Deadpool, Cable, Domino, and the X-Drive workforce. His Excessive Universe characters shall be hitting Netflix down the highway after Liefeld inked a cope with the streaming service final March.