May 13, 2009 06:45:34 GMT
In addition to breaking out the news that J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani are penning 'Youngblood', the creator of the comic series, Rob Liefeld, also spills the bean on plot and characters.
Screenwriter duo, J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, have been hired to pen the script of "Youngblood", so revealed creator Rob Liefeld. Opening up about matters related to the comic book adaptation to Splash Page MTV, the 41-year-old laid bare that the writing pair is already "half-way through their first draft of the screenplay".
Recalling the time the two were hired to tackle the scripting, Liefeld fessed up that the two were originally eyed to pen "Capeshooters". "They were the guys everyone wanted for 'Capeshooters' at 11 AM at Warner Bros a year ago," he explained, "and then at 3 PM, I met with Brett [Ratner] and his producing partner, and Brett says, 'I know exactly who we have to get to write this: Lavin and Damiani'."
Writers aside, the writer/illustrator talked about the film's plot, stating that it will revolve around two of Youngblood members, bow-wielding marksman Shaft and government assassin Chapel. Of the two characters, he said, "They don't like each other. Shaft is the new kid on the block in the movie, and he and Chapel have to put aside their differences to save the Youngblood program."
On the occasion, Liefeld also told MTV about the one character that won't be seen in the movie, Badrock. Making notes that the decision to leave out this teenage boy with a body made of stone was his choice, he explained that the character "doesn't fit in first film".
"Youngblood" is a live-action movie based on Rob Liefeld's Image Comics superteam of the same name. The series itself chronicle the adventures of a superheroes team which is sanctioned and overseen by the United States Government. The movie has "X-Men: The Last Stand" helmer Brett Ratner attached as director.