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Brett Ratner To Direct Youngblood

Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand) will direct Rob Liefeld's iconic graphic novel "Youngblood," a story about a superhero team sanctioned and overseen by the U.S. Government. Reliance Big Entertainment recently acquired the rights for Ratner in a mid-six figure deal. Ratner seemed excited when he told Daily Variety, "Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and 'Youngblood' is one of the few comic books left with tentpole potential." Ratner went on to say, "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."

Reliance has also acquired the rights to French graphic novel "Fly Wires" for Ratner to develop. Ratner will produce the project, to be renamed Infinity, and has recruited Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) to direct.

No word on release dates for either film yet.

Source: Variety

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