Robert Kirkman — best known as the creator of ‘The Walking Dead’ — will now see another of his comic books become a feature film…
Robert Kirkman is best known as the creator behind ‘The Walking Dead’ but he’s also penned several other comic books including his foray into the superhero genre with the long running title ‘Invincible’.
Now that comic book will become a feature film.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have signed on to write, direct and produce the film alongside Kirkman for Universal Pictures.
‘Invincible’ follows the story of Mark Grayson — a typical teenager living in the United States until he finds out that his father is an ultra powerful alien superhero named Omni-Man, who has been tasked with protecting the planet Earth and once his son comes of age he’ll be responsible for those same duties. Once Mark’s powers develop when he turns 17, he takes on the name ‘Invincible’ while learning how to be a hero just like his father.
While that might sound like a typical superhero story, ‘Invincible’ is far more graphic than anything you’d ever witness in a Superman comic thanks to Kirkman’s own unique spin on the genre.
“For nearly a decade I’ve had to endure the ‘what about ‘Invincible’?’ question as fans have watched ‘The Walking Dead’ grow into the multimedia monstrosity it has become over the years,” Kirkman said in a statement. “The answer was always that we were waiting for the right team to partner with. That team has arrived!
“The esteemed misters Goldberg and Rogen have proven themselves to be top-notch directors with a keen collective eye for stunning visuals after slumming it by writing hit after juggernaut hit.”
Rogen and Goldberg have already been responsible for adapting another beloved comic book with ‘Preacher’ as a series for AMC. This will also be the latest project for Kirkman after he already saw ‘The Walking Dead’ become the most popular show on television as well as adapting his series ‘Outcast’ for Cinemax.
Now this prolific trio will tackle ‘Invincible’ as a feature film for Universal as they continue to push the boundaries with more unique and creative adaptations from the comic book world.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter