The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be teaming up with Robert Kirkman to bring comic book series Invincible to the big screen for Universal Pictures. Rogen and Goldberg will write, direct and produce the adaptation of the comic, which has been continually published since 2003.
Speaking about the announcement, Kirkman said “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.”
Rogen and Goldberg added: “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.”
Invincible is Kirkman’s second-longest running title after Walking Dead and tells the story 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 series, which Kirkman created with Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker, is now on its 133rd issue.
No details regarding a timescale for the movie were announced yet, but given Rogen and Goldber’s stellar work on AMC’s Preacher adaptation, this is definitely something worth getting excited about.