Rob Liefeld's PROPHET Optioned for Live-Action Film

Prophet Comic Book Movie Rob Liefeld

Fox's Deadpool follow-up film had a solid box office and critical run, almost matching the high bar set by the original live-action adaptation. Then, Liefeld and Netflix got together for a massive deal to bring his "Extreme Universe" to the content-streaming giant.

The film rights to Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld's Image Comics character Prophet have been picked up by Studio 8, The Wrap reports. The character is, as the report states, "pitched as very much the anti-Captain America across the board" and - instead of being an All-American superhero - he's "a ruthless berserker that must find his humanity".

After his debut with the Youngblood series, Prophet spun into his own line of comics, eventually moving through three full story cycles in the 1990s before re-emerging in 2012 for a new, eponymous comic and its successor, Prophet: Earth War, which Image released in 2016. Liefeld has created over 150 characters, including Marvel's Deadpool, Cable, Domino, and the X-Force.

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Liefeld is on-board the Prophet film as a producer, alongside Hitman's Adrian Askarieh and Run All Night's Brookyln Weaver. Could he cross paths with Prophet in the years to come?

John Hyde and Terissa Kelton will also be involved in producing capacities and John Graham & Guy Danella are overseeing for Studio 8, Jeff Robinov's Sony-based company that launches its first homegrown films this summer in the August 17 Albert Hughes-directed Alpha and the September 14 Yann Demange-directed White Boy Rick.

Prophet tells the story of John Prophet, a down-on-his-luck WWII-era volunteer who signed up for an experimental DNA enhancement project aimed at transforming him into a mindless, havoc-wreaking badass.

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