If Brett Ratner has his way, a whole new demographic will have their chance to fall in love with Twilight's Robert Pattinson; he wants to see the gloomy heartthrob take the lead in his adaptation of superhero comic Youngblood.

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Talking to MTV, Ratner revealed that he's been won over by Pattinson's dreaminess himself:

He just feels like he belongs in that world. I don't only see him as a vampire, he's a really good actor... [Pattinson] could do anything. He just has that look. I picture him on Youngblood, for sure.

But don't assume that any reference to Pattinson having "that look" means that the occasionally shallow Ratner's adaptation of the infamously style-over-substance Rob Liefeld comic won't be a challenging, deep movie, according to the director:

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

I should hope not! After all, how could you even try and soft-pedal this?

Brett Ratner Wants 'Twilight' Star Robert Pattinson For 'Youngblood' Movie [MTV Splash Page]