Brett Ratner Wants "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson for "Youngblood" 


Brett Ratner ("X-Men: The Last Stand") is working on his big-screen adaptation of the superhero comic book series "Youngblood" and he wants Robert Pattinson to star.

Ratner tells MTV News, "Definitely [Robert Pattinson] from 'Twilight. He just feels like he belongs in that world. I don't only see him as a vampire, he's a really good actor."

"Youngblood," conceived by Rob Liefeld, is about a team of superheroes funded by the government who battles super-villains externally, and tortured drama internally. The leader of the team is a former FBI agent called "Shaft" who is an expert marksman and may likely be the role that Rattner is thinking for Pattinson.

Ratner says, "[Pattinson] could do anything. He just has that look."

"I picture him on Youngblood, for sure."

As of now, the script is still being written, but Ratner is promising that the original comic books' darker themes will permeate into the adaptation.

"My vision for it is: We're going to make a very edgy, cool film," explained Ratner. "We're not soft-peddling it at all."

That's good to hear, though I still have yet to see an edgy, cool Ratner movie. But, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.

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