With their success on ‘Preacher’, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg continue working on comics and they’ve just signed with Universal to turn ‘Invincible‘ into a full-length feature film!
While only one film has been announced at this point, the comics series itself has over 130 issues out, not including tie-ins, so I would expect that at least a trilogy would be planned here. In fact, with so many supporting characters this could easily become what every studio likes to do these days and evolve it into a shared universe. The pair will write, direct, and produce the film.
Series creator Robert Kirkman is also on board to produce through Skybound Entertainment with David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst. The company has a first-look deal in place with Universal, and they clearly like what was presented.
This comic is the second longest running one that Kirkman has been releasing over the years following ‘The Walking Dead’ and has a huge cult following.
The book centers on Mark Grayson who starts off as a typical student but soon learns that not only is his father the most powerful superhero in the world but he is set to inherit the same powers. Oh, and his father just killed every other major hero that the Earth had in what looked to be a fit of insanity. Now, Mark needs to not only keep his identity a secret but help save the world from every incoming threat.
Including his invincible father.
According to Kirkman:
“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. 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.”
These two writers have shown that they can produce a bloody good time, but they also can play fast and loose with source material which is something that some fans might worry about when it comes to finally see this film go into production.
Rogen and Goldberg also added in that:
“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.”
I honestly believe that these two can deliver us a solid movie based off of ‘Invincible, then’ but I just hope that it is a little closer to the original source than what they’ve been doing with ‘Preacher’ so far.
What are your thoughts on Rogen and Goldberg adapting ‘Invincible’ for the big screen? Are you excited about the concept or did the changes that the made for ‘Preacher’ have you worried as to what will end up getting made? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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