Rogen, Goldberg Bringing Robert Kirkman Comic INVINCIBLE To Big Screen
Robert Kirkman is perhaps most well-known for his immensely popular comic book series, and its adaptation and spinoffs, The Walking Dead. But true fans of the comic genius are also familiar with his other popular comic book series, Invincible, the story of a young man who is the son of the most powerful superhero in the world, and how he deals with the responsibility he knows will come from having to protect Earth.
Now, courtesy of writer-director team Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, fans of the comics can expect to see this one on the big screen in hopefully the near future. Rogen and Goldberg already had success as writers and directors for past projects like This is the End and The Interview, as well as the pilot of another AMC series, Preacher. Not all of their projects have been complete hits (think The Green Hornet). But we have high hopes that the source material combined with their unique style will take this product, which Kirkman described as “edgy, shocking, and oftentimes blood-soaked,” will lead them to great places.
“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.”
The comic book follows a high school student who is pretty normal except for the fact that his father is an all-powerful superhero. Because he will one day inherit his own set of superpowers, the central character deals with some of the many anxieties teenagers deal with–at a whole new level.
Goldberg and Rogen said in a joint statement:
“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 will also be co-producers in the project, and they will partner up with Universal.