Check it out, comic book geeks of the ’90s — your hero, Rob Liefeld, lives! Okay, so maybe you had good taste in comic books and wasn’t a big fan of Rob Liefeld, but for the rest of you (me included, I must grudgingly admit), ol Robbie’s insanely repetitive drawing of big-breasted superhero chicks and muscle-bound he-men with exact duplicate haircuts and pasted on uniforms was the bee’s knees “back in the day”. Oh sure, we eventually grew up and realized Rob couldn’t draw more than one body type if his life depended on it, and his writing left a lot to be desired, if by “desired” you mean, “God, that sucked.”
Anyways, Rob Liefeld, who at one time was so popular as a comic book artist that he made a Levi’s commercial (!!!), is back with a new comic book called “Capeshooters” — and none other than Warner Bros. and Bryan Singer are anxious to get it made into a movie. (But don’t get TOO excited; Singer just wants to produce the bugger.)
Yup. I bet you never thought that would happen, am I right? Reuters has more:
The project follows two down-on-their-luck slackers who specialize in shooting videos of superheroes. They find themselves on the run when they uncover evidence that a legendary superhero actually is evil.
The story is based on an upcoming graphic novel by Rob Liefeld, who was one of the founders of Image Comics and at one point one of the hottest artists in the comics arena. “Superman” director Bryan Singer is in negotiations to produce.
The script will be written by J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, who work with Ryan Seacrest both on his Los Angeles morning radio show and on “American Idol.”
Okay, so I don’t know if having the guy who works on a radio show for the guy from American Idol writing your movie is really the best thing, but I guess everyone has to start somewhere.
Anyways — Rob Liefeld! Still alive and kicking!