You might know Brett Ratner as the director of the Rush Hour series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, and X-Men: The Last Stand. Of his current projects, Youngblood is one that Ratner has a lot of confidence in.
Said he in a May interview with MTV, "When Youngblood goes live, the whole wor[l]d watches." According to MTV,
"Youngblood" chronicled the adventures of a government-sanctioned team of superheroes who operated in the public eye while fighting super-powered threats and dealing with superhero-sized drama.
Of that team, according to MTV, the focus of the film will be upon two characters, "Shaft and Chapel, the bow-wielding marksman and gun-toting former soldier who lead the team." These characters have a distaste for one another that must yield to collaboration.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Remember Me star Robert Pattinson, MTV reports, is on Ratner's short list for potential actors.
According to a recent article by MTV
, Ratner stated that "He just feels like he belongs in that world. I don't only see him as a vampire, he's a really good actor."
MTV postulates, for reasons which the article outlines, that the character Shaft is the one that Ratner has his eye on Pattinson for.
You can read MTV's article here