Gods Will Do Battle In Movie Adaptation Of Rob Liefeld's The Godyssey
We're all still waiting to see if Deadpool will ever actually get his own movie (particularly to make up for the travesty that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but today we learn that yet another one of Rob Liefeld's creations has a chance to hit the big screen as well. The comic book writer's The Godyssey is now in development as a feature with producers Todd Garner and Brooklyn Weaver attached. The story follows the gods Zeus, Buddha, Ra and Pangu as they do battle with "a legion of fallen gods" to fight for the future of mankind (while Jesus is one of the characters in the comics he will apparently not be part of the movie version).
Strangely, according to Variety, the project was born out of a random Tweet. Last month Liefeld sent out a message about wanting to rework the idea as his next big project. When Weaver and Garner saw the Tweet they met with the writer and after he explained his ideas for the project they decided to partner up and make a movie together. The trade doesn't mention potential writers or directors that could be involved with the project or any kind of timeline for production or release.
Liefeld has been busy in Hollywood in the last few years and not only with Deadpool, which still as Tim Miller attached to direct, a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds set to star as the Merc with the Mouth. The writer and Weaver are also working on a movie version of his comic Bloodstrike, which is set up with Adi Shankar's 1984 Private Defense Contractors.
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