Brett Ratner to helm Youngblood movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST reports that Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand) is attached to a proposed film version of Youngblood, the Image Comics series about a group of young superheroes.

Created by veteran writer/artist Rob Liefeld, Youngblood chronicled the adventures of a government-sanctioned team of superheroes who operated in the public eye while fighting super-powered threats and dealing with superhero-sized drama.

Liefeld told the site that the movie is currently being written by J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, who are also working on another adaptation of a Liefeld comic (the Bryan Singer-produced Capeshooters at Warner Brothers). He said the pair are halfway through the first draft of the screenplay.

Story-wise, the big-screen adaptation will focus on team members Shaft and Chapel, the bow-wielding marksman and gun-toting former soldier who lead the team.