Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be writing, directing and producing an adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible.
Invincible, first published in 2003, is on its 133rd issue, which follows the story of high school student Mark Grayson, who finds out his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. Mark finds out that he will have his own set of superpowers, and will also have the ultimate responsibility of protecting planet Earth.
Robert Kirkman has not shied away from giving high hopes over Rogen and Goldberg taking on Invincible.
“For nearly a decade I’ve had to endure the ‘what about Invincible?’ question as fans have watched The Walking Dead grow into the multi-media monstrosity it has become over the years,” said Kirkman. “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.”
“Invincible‘s surprising, edgy, shocking, and oftentimes blood-soaked story couldn’t be in more capable hands. With the team of Rogen, Goldberg and Universal, I’m very confident this will be another superhero movie, in a long line of superhero movies that continues to prove that it’s a viable, thrilling genre that will keep people coming to the cinema for years to come.”
Rogen and Goldberg have equally shown excitement over taking on this massive project. They released a statement expressing their readiness to take on Invincible.
“No matter how much damage it causes our bodies, minds, and our most intimate relationships with those we love, we will not rest until Invincible is as great a movie as it deserves to be.”
Kirkman, whose other comic work includes The Walking Dead, will also be a producer for the film adaptation through Skybound Entertainment with Skybound cohorts David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.
Rogen and Goldberg are the directing duo behind films such as This Is The End and The Interview. Additionally, they are the team behind AMC’s The Preacher and the upcoming Hulu series Future Man.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter