Rob Liefeld is reviving artist Dave Cockrum’s long-overlooked Futurians for several projects reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The deal is between Liefeld Media and Cockrum’s estate. Liefeld will develop Futurians for possible new comic, film, and TV projects.

Cockrum was a prolific costume designer (notably for Legion of Super-Heroes) and the co-creator of several beloved X-Men characters, including Storm, Colossus, and Nightcrawler. The Futurians debuted in Marvel Graphic Novel No. 9 (1983) and had a three-issue run from Lodestone Comics. It focuses on a team of modern-day superhumans who are empowered by Terminus, a far-future society that transmitted genetic information back in time to produce people with powers. The Futurians are led by Vandervecken, a man from Terminus who sent his mind back in time.

Liefeld has a number of irons in the fire, including the development of several properties in his Extreme Universe for film (see “Rob Liefeld Goes Extreme”), a feature film based on Avengelyne (see “Paramount Options Rob Liefeld's 'Avengelyne'”), and a new Youngblood comic series (see “'Youngblood' Return Date Set”).