It looks like one of Rob Liefeld‘s other creations may finally make it to the screen.
Deadline reports former Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim will adapt Prophet for the Sony-associated Studio 8. Pulled from the pages of Liefeld’s Youngblood, the film will center on John Prophet, described by the site as “a DNA enhanced super-soldier placed into a cryogenic freeze for a future mission only to awaken prematurely in the present, searching for a mission that does not exist.” As often happens to characters of this type, Prophet will be looking for his lost humanity; presumably while saving the world.
While Liefeld’s creator-owned comics are constantly in and out of development — indeed, Studio 8 has been developing Prophet since 2018 — characters he designed or co-created for Marvel and DC have made their way to the big and small screens in recent years. Deadpool, co-created with Fabian Nicieza, made his way to feature films in a big way — with star Ryan Reynolds suggesting there are “infinite” ways to integrate him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Deadpool sequel also saw Liefeld’s Cable enter the live-action realm. Over on the streaming end of the media landscape, his late-1980s redesigns of DC’s Hawk and Dove proved quite influential on DC Universe’s Titans, where the characters (played by Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly) don surprisingly faithful costumes.
Hitman: Agent 47‘s Adrian Askarieh will produce Prophet alongside Brooklyn Weaver and Liefeld. No release date has been set.
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