The film rights to Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld’s Image Comics character Prophet have been picked up by Studio 8, The Wrap reports.
Prophet is a DNA-enhanced super soldier who was put in a cryogenic sleep for a special mission, only to wake up in the wrong time: our present. The character is, as the report states, “pitched as very much the anti-Captain America across the board” and — instead of being an All-American superhero — he’s “a ruthless berserker that must find his humanity.”
Leifeld, Hitman franchise producer Adrian Askarieh and Out of the Furnace and Run All Night producer Brooklyn Weaver will spearhead the project. Studio 8 is hoping to build a franchise around the character.
Liefeld has seen 2018 become quite a lucrative year for himself. Not only did he witness even more of his comic book creations come to life in Deadpool 2, but he also made a deal with the streaming giant, Netflix, to give them the rights to create live-action adaptations of his comic book characters from his Extreme Universe line of comics.
The sky is literally the limit for Liefeld.