Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Are Adapting the 'Invincible' Comic Series

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 - 8:36PM
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 - 8:36PM
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Are Adapting the 'Invincible' Comic Series
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If you can't get enough of AMC's Preacher, then we have some good news for you: show creators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are developing another cult favorite comic book for the screen, but this time it's going to be a movie.

The pair are writing, directing, and producing a film for Universal Pictures based on Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's comic Invincible, and Kirkman himself will be producing the movie alongside them. If you haven't heard of the Image Comics book, it's actually Kirkman's longest running series after The Walking Dead, having debuted in 2002.

The comic is a twist on the superhero genre (big shocker), as it follows ordinary high schooler Mark Grayson, whose father just so happens to be the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man, and Mark must deal with the pressure of knowing that he has inherited his dad's powers and must someday become Earth's protector. And like Walking Dead, it often gets somewhat graphic.

Between Kirkman and the series artists Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker, the comic has currently pushed out 133 issues with no end in sight, so there's tons of material Rogen and Goldberg can choose from. Here's what Kirkman had to say about the comedic duo of Rogen and Goldberg bringing his often gory work to the big screen:

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"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. 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."
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You may recall that the last time Rogen and Goldberg made a superhero movie based on an existing property, it didn't go so well. 2011's The Green Hornet was a critical and commercial flop, but to be fair, Rogen and Goldberg have both learned a lot since then. Also, they didn't direct that movie, and both of the movies they have directed since (This Is the End and The Interview) have been pretty solid. They also did a terrific job developing the similarly adult-themed Preacher, so we're pretty confident that they'll turn the Invincible movie into something special.

Via: Hollywood Reporter
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