Brett Ratner's Next Bad Movie - Harbinger
After finishing off the X-Men trilogy and the Rush Hour trilogy, Brett Ratner will be tackling Valiant Comics' Harbinger next. Well, not exactly next (maybe thankfully?), but Ratner is in talks to eventually direct Harbinger for Paramount Pictures. A script is still being written by an unannounced writer and as that comes together, Ratner will continue working on his other projects, which could move into production before this. Do I really need to ask - is anyone a fan of Brett Ratner or is anyone excited for this?
The comic book series was first published in the 1990s and created by Jim Shooter. Harbingers are humans with powers that can be unlocked by "omega" harbingers. Teenager Pete Stanchek finds himself on a collision course with an older "omega" who used his gifts to become an evil industrialist. Producer Alexandra Milchan explains, "the movie is in the vein of a young 'Blade Runner,' as this 17-year-old gifted kid helps other kids tap into these parts of their brains."
To be completely honest, I didn't really dislike X-Men 3, I actually liked it quite a bit. However, I love jumping on the Ratner hating bandwagon just for fun because there are many of you out there who do hate him for "butchering" that film. I'm curious to see whether Harbinger will be anything unique or just another big-budget teenaged sci-fi film like Jumper that may have a good concept and idea, but fails in its execution - as is typically the case with Ratner. Thoughts?