When X-Men 3 was released, Ratner said that he left a few windows open (check the scene after the credits), should an X-Men 4 be made. However, Fox aren’t planning on making an X-Men 4 for a good few years yet, so Brett Ratner is moving on. He isn’t satisfied with taking on one superhero movie, he wants more, and it will be in the form of Harbinger.
Paramount have just bought the rights to Valiant Comics’ comic book about ‘humans with powers that can be unlocked by “omega” harbingers.’ It focus on ‘teenager Pete Stanchek who finds himself on a collision course with an older “omega” who used his gifts to become an evil industrialist.’
Variety say that the comic book was a hit in the 90’s, and that Valiant Comics has been relaunched after a period of rough times
Valiant Comics developed a strong following by launching hero franchises that had interconnected storylines (much like DC and Marvel titles). Company, which sold 80 million comicbooks and 8 million videogames, was sold to vidgame company Acclaim Entertainment in 1994 for $65 million but had done little recently as that company hit the financial rocks.
Wikipedia have a list of characters, which can be seen below.
Toyo Harada – The most powerful psionic on Earth, Harada commands the full spectrum of psionic abilities, including telepathy, telekinesis, mind-control, and many other deadly talents. Fearing that humanity may eventually destroy itself, Harada decided early in his life to preserve the planet by clandestinely conquering it. To this end, he established the Harbinger Foundation to recruit others with paranormal abilities, whom Harada refers to as “Harbingers of the next step in human evolution”. He seldom confronts his enemies directly, preferring to leave such dirty-work to his elite Harbinger warriors, the “Eggbreakers”. With tremendous economic and political clout, Harada seems close to achieving his goals, and is ready to destroy anyone who stands in his way.
Peter Stanchek (“Sting”) Sting is a psionic of extraordinary power and potential. Once a student of Toyo Harada, he decided to break away when Harada arranged the murder of Pete’s best friend. Together with Kris, Zephyr, Flamingo and Torque, Sting tries to thwart the plans of Harada and his Harbinger Foundation.
Kris Hathaway – Although not possessing super powers of her own, Kris is still an important member of Sting’s renegades. Her level head and intelligence keeps the team together and in focus of their goal.
Faith Herbert (“Zephyr”) Zephyr, known as Zeppelin to her friends, has the ability to fly. Founder of the Harbinger Resistance.
Charlene Dupre (“Flamingo”) Flamingo has the power to generate and control flames.
John Torkelson (“Torque”) Torque was a mechanic in Georgia before Sting released his powers of enormous strength and durability. In the beginning, Torque seemed very hostile and distant, but he has proven himself a loyal and valuable member of the group.
Amanda McKee (“Livewire”) Harada recruited Amanda and other like-minded (i.e., violent) individuals into his Eggbreakers, the squad of enforcers who did Harada’s dirty work. She was given the codename Livewire, due to her power to manipulate electromagnetic forces; she especially enjoyed using a length of magnetically animated cable as a weapon.
Edward Sedgewick (“Stronghold”) was a member of the Harbinger Foundation of would-be Harbinger messiah Toyo Harada. Edward was given the nickname Stronghold and recruited into the “Eggbreakers” enforcer squad. He had the power to psionically absorb mass from objects around him and use it to increase his own size and strength to gigantic proportions. When he killed a fellow Harbinger, he realized that the Foundation was not right for him and fled with his partner Livewire. Stronghold and Livewire were later recruited by the Geomancer Geoff McHenry to battle villain Dr. Eclipse, a servant of Master Darque.