After starring as Mysterio on “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Jake Gyllenhaal will now lead another comic book movie from the creator of “The Walking Dead”…
Jake Gyllenhaal is returning for another comic book movie.
After starring as Mysterio in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Gyllenhaal has signed onto star and produce the upcoming film “Oblivion Song,” which is based on the comic book from “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman.
Here’s a synopsis for “Oblivion Song,” which takes place during a cataclysmic event where hundreds of thousands of people get pulled into an alternate universe of sorts, doomed to disappear forever:
“A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?”
Kirkman created “Oblivion Song” alongside artist Lorenzo De Felici with plans for the series to run for a total of 36 issues, which would tell a story over 12-issue arcs. Kirkman announced back in February that his series would be coming to an end in 2021.
Now he’ll get the produce the film adaptation version of the comic book with Gyllenhaal on board in the leading role as Nathan.
Kirkman is also in the midst of production on the final season of “The Walking Dead,” which just debuted this past Sunday as well as two spinoff series — “Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead: World Beyond.” Kirkman also serves as the executive producer behind the animated series “Invincible” on Amazon, which is also based upon his comic book of the same name.