Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld is about to take his characters from his Extreme Universe and bring them to the big screen with the help of Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (The Dark Tower) and producer Graham King (Tomb Raider).
For those of you not familiar with Extreme Universe, it consists of nine comic books published by Liefeld’s Extreme Studios. There are over 100 characters to play with, and the main ones include characters such as Bloodwulf, Kaboom, Bloodstrike, Brigade, Lethal, Re-Gex, Nitro-Gen, and Cybrid. Here’s a brief description:
The Extreme universe is much like our own with the exception of Hyper Beings, those with what would be considered super powers. Due to these beings existence, several events in history played out differently, though their outcomes were relatively the same. Also, the existence of alien species and empires is known by the people of Earth, though they currently do not possess the technology to be part of universal politics.
This could be an awesome movie universe if handled properly, and so far it seems like the right people are involved. Liefeld said in a statement:
“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. 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!”
“Rob has an uncanny ability to create unique stories with unforgettable characters and EXTREME UNIVERSE is no exception. These stories are fantastic and I couldn’t imagine better partners on this project than [Chairman] Mark [Gao] and his team at Fundamental Films.”
It’s going to be awhile before we see any of these films come to fruition, but I’m looking forward to seeing how they turn out!