Deadpool isn’t the only Rob Liefield character destined for the big screens, as Studio 8 confirms it is set to adapt the comic artist’s Prophet, his character made famous on pages of the Image Comics imprint.
Studio 8 plans to build a franchise around the character John Prophet, who is a DNA enhanced super-soldier that is put into place stasis via cryogenic storage for a future mission only to awaken in the wrong time (current time) searching for a mission that does not exist. Being a ruthless timebomb, Prophet spends most of his time creating mayhem and trying to muster up some inkling of humanity.
John Hyde and Terissa Kelton will also be involved in the project, with John Graham and Guy Danella are overseeing for Studio 8.
Rob Liefeld is represented by WME, Energy Entertainment and Attorney Greg Gellman. Adrian Askarieh is represented by attorney Peter Grossman. Brooklyn Weaver is represented by Jeff Frankel and Scott Whitehead.
Studio 8’s recent acquisitions include BLACK, CHAMPION, HYPNOTIC, and PLANET KILL.
Studio 8 is a filmmaker driven company focused on prestige pictures and elevated genre films with a unique point of view. Studio 8 is funded in partnership with the Chinese investment management firm Fosun Group and with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The company’s first two international releases come this summer with ALPHA (August 17, 2018) and WHITE BOY RICK (September 14, 2018) with Yann Demange directing, and John Lesher and Scott Franklin producing. Next up for Studio 8 is Graham Moore’s NAKED IS THE BEST DISGUISE which has been fast-tracked for production later this year.
More as things develop.