Ratner to Direct Youngblood

India-based financier Reliance has secured the rights to adapt Rob Liefeld’s Image Comics superhero series Youngblood to the big screen and has set Brett Ratner to direct.

This would be Ratner’s second dip into the superhero pool, having directed X-Men: The Last Stand.

Youngblood, a tale of government-sanctioned celebrity superheroes, was the first title out of upstart publisher Image Comics in 1992, and featured such popular characters as Badrock, Chapel and Shaft.