Rob Liefeld Writes, Casts The Image Comics Story as a Movie

by Russ Burlingame

Would you believe that Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld is writing a screenplay based on his years in the comics industry and, in particular, the founding of Image Comics?

As strange as it seems, Liefeld has apparently got quite a bit of work and thought into the project, with pages from the screenplay and a full cast list (as he sees it) posted at Dream Movie Cast.

Here's how they describe it:

Actually, he’s not keeping any of it to himself. Liefeld documented everything he’s experienced during his 27 years in the industry in his memoir: the good, the bad and the ugly. Somewhere along the way he converted parts of it into a 100 page screenplay that covers the highs and lows of that journey thus far. Today we’re able to bring you 3 excerpts from his screenplay (all confirmed to be the real deal by the man himself), tentatively titled Icons, followed by his dream casting picks of key people for a feature film adaptation (some might surprise you).
Twenty years after founding Image Comics, Chris Pine and Christian Bale as himself and Todd McFarlane; former Superman candidate Joe Mangeniello as Marc Silvestri, Rob Corddry as Erik Larsen and John Cho as Jim Lee. The small-scale Star Trek reunion aside, some of the photos they've got for these and other casting ideas that Liefeld has seem pretty on the nose.

The pages offered up as a sample of the work include Liefeld's break with Marvel Comics, his introduction to Todd McFarlane and his meeting with Eazy-E.

What do you think--would you watch a movie or miniseries based on Rob Liefeld's version of the last thirty years in comics?

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at back in 2011.