Twilight's Vamp To Become Superhero?

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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.


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:

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?

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

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I'm exceedingly doubtful this movie will get that far. It's still in development, so far they only have a writer attached. Ratner also has twelve movies in development right at this moment. It's a safe bet that half of them never get beyond a three martini lunch at some fancy Los Angeles hotspot, with the bill being paid for by the studio account. This project is more likely to end in DUI's and sclerosis of the liver than an actual movie.