To say Brett Ratner’s history with comic book movies was bleak would be putting it lightly. He was one of the numerous directors whose name was attached to Superman Returns during the disastrous time period before Bryan Singer took the reigns. He then took over the X-Men franchise from Singer and with the critically lambasted X-Men: The Last Stand, he all but killed that successful franchise. Now he is trying to start a new comic book franchise from the ground up, Heaven help us.
Variety is reporting that one of the films Ratner has his sights set on as per his new deal with Paramount Studios is an adaptation of the Harbinger comic book.
Harbinger is a book from the 1990s that was published by the now defunct Valiant Comics. It deals with a bunch of super powered teens who are on the run from an evil corporation that wants to exploit their powers.
Right now, Ratner is only slated to produce the film. But it is highly likely that he will direct the flick as well.