Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are teaming up with Robert Kirkman to bring The Walking Dead creator's superhero comic book Invincible to the big screen over at Universal.
Rogen and Goldberg will write, direct and produce the film, based off the comic book series that kicked off back in 2003. Creator Robert Kirkman will also produce alongside James Weaver, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.
Invincible follows Mark Grayson, a normal high school student with just one difference between him and his peers — his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and he, too, will inherit his own set of superpowers. The title is Kirkman's second-longest running series after The Walking Dead. The comic is currently on its 133rd issue and follows Mark as he learns what it means to be the son of the hero, and the reality behind his greatest responsibility: protecting planet Earth.
"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."
Kirkman continued: "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."
"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,” Rogen and Goldberg said jointly in a recent statement.
Rogen and Goldberg have collaborated on numerous projects together over the last four years including This Is The End, The Interview and Preacher over on AMC.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans? Are you excited to see Invincible on the big screen?
Source: THR Heat Vision
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