Gods to fight Avengers-style in new film from Deadpool co-creator

Although movies like Wrath of the Titans and Immortals have not fared well at the box office, that doesn't seem to be stopping a new one from being proposed—only this time featuring the ancient gods in an Avengers-style team-up.

The movie is called The Godyssey, and it's based on a comic book by Rob Liefeld, one of the co-creators of the classic Marvel character Deadpool and a co-founder of Image Comics. Variety says that a couple of producers at Sony Pictures have nabbed the rights to the book, which follows the divine beings Zeus, Ra, Pangu and Buddha (who's not really divine, technically) as they join forces to battle a swarm of fallen gods, with the fate of humankind hanging in the balance.

The book originally came out in 1996 and included Jesus Christ and Image characters Avengelyne and Glory, none of whom will show up in the movie. Apparently the producers, Todd Garner and Brooklyn Weaver, were impressed by an outline of the project that Liefeld cooked up for the film. Weaver is also working with Liefeld on a screen version of his Bloodstrike comic book.

Oddly, this isn't the only movie based on ancient legends to be announced this week: A version of Homer's Odyssey, set in space, is being developed by Warner Bros.

It could be a while before The Godyssey actually hits theaters, so in the meantime, check out some of the original book's art here and ponder whether you'd actually like to see more of these cats thundering into your local multiplex.

(via Slashfilm)