Youngblood the Movie

With thanks to Collex for pointing this out, apparently Brett Ratner (the genius behind "X-Men: Last Stand" or, as I like to call him, the Joel Schumacher of the X-Men franchise) is slated to direct the movie version of Rob Liefeld's "Youngblood".

My favorite quote is "Ratner told Variety that “Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and ‘Youngblood’ is one of the few comicbooks left.”

In other words, all the good comics have been taken, so now we're stuck doing this crappy one.

Judging by "Last Stand", Ratner is the perfect director for a Liefeld property, with his innate grasp of all things flashy and shiny and disdain for anything approaching a coherent narrative or compelling character. Because the lesson to take from the mega-success of the Dark Knight film series is that stories and people don't matter, just flashy gadgets, babes with big boobs, and lots of violence. Right.

I can't decide if this news makes my day or ruins it, but I appreciate Collex pointing it out.