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Extreme Universe to become film franchise

January 5th, 2017 by Marc Comments



Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of Deadpool, could have a new movie universe in the works.

Akiva Goldman and China’s Fundamental Films have picked up the rights to Extreme Universe, which encompasses “nine comic book titles and nearly 100 characters”.

Goldsman is said to be setting up a writers’ room to start figuring out what an Extreme Universe movie might look like, and the hope is that he’ll be able to stretch it into a “multi-film franchise.”

In a statement, Liefeld said: “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!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….