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John Orquiola

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The director of X-Men: The Last Stand to adapt Rob Liefield's Youngblood.

My gut reaction is: Ugh. I'll stand by that.

I wonder if Ratner will attempt to maintain the ridiculous anatomy of Liefield's art style? That might actually be good for a laugh.

As is this:
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General Zod

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Of all the comics one could adapt to film they pick Youngblood! It was a bad comic made by a bad artist and to be directed by, at the very least, a not so great director. I second your "ugh."

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Thirty Millionth Hit

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    “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.”

I would love someone (not Ratner) to try and bring Squadron Supreme to the big screen. It was a pretty awesome mini series.

And John, thanks for that link. I have never been a fan of Liefeld's work and they are spot on with every critique. Liefeld just doesn't understand how the human body is supposed to look.

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Matt Tracker

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You know, Alan Moore did a few Youngblood issues, and I wonder if his name was dangled in front of the studio to greenlight the movie.

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Potato korv

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Youngblood? in 2009?


Gotta say though, given their resumes to date, Rattner and Liefeld are a natural fit. Not a good natural fit, but there it is.


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Shockingly, real women, even real women with implants in multiple places, can't look like a Liefield drawing. Human women have human spines...
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