It looks like Robert Kirkman is moving from strength to strength, as his Invincible franchise is set to be adapted into a movie. While he is slated to produce the film, Invincible has both Preacher‘s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at the helm too as writers and directors, and the movie will be coming to us via Universal Studios.
Here’s what Kirkman had to say about the news:
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.
Rogen and Goldberg also released a joint statement, bit extreme but as we suspect necessary:
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.
For those not familiar with Invincible, the narrative is about the son of the most powerful hero on the planet named Mark Grayson, who tries his best to fit in with the rest of his normal high-school peers. Fat chance, as he is set inherit his own set of super powers.
Invincible is the second longest running series after The Walking Dead, and was first released in 2003.
More as things develop.