The Image Comics adaptation Youngblood certainly isn't the longest project to ever rattle around inside a director's wheelhouse, but anticipation for the superhero epic is high, and Brett Ratner has been attached to helm the project since February of 2009. It wasn't until nearly a /brett-ratners-youngblood-finds-writers/year later that Ratner hired J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani to pen an adaptation of Rob Liefeld seminal graphic novel. Since that time, we haven't heard a peep about the project.

Brett Ratner recently chatted with MTV, where he gave an update on why it has taken so long to get Youngblood off the ground:

"There were some rights issues. We actually waited for over a year for the rights to these comic books that were made by independent comic books. There was a lot of owners of these comic books and a lot of people were claiming they had the rights. It's taken a long time but I think we've finally cleared the legal part of it. (Rob Liefeld) brought it to me. I think Bryan Singer wanted this, every big director probably wanted it. Rob was like, 'My favorite X-Men [movie] is yours.' I'm like, 'And you're a comic book geek?' So Rob came in and came after me and said, 'I want you to do this comic book. I believe that you could do this great.' I was happy."

Youngblood isn't coming to a theater anytime soon, but Brett Ratner is overly confident that it will eventually get made:

"I'm a tenacious guy and I persevere and I don't stop and if I focus it's going to happen. And I'm focused on it."
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