Jake Gyllenhaal has taken on a role in an adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici’s graphic novel.

The story centres on Nathan Cole, a man who makes daily trips to try and rescue those still living in Oblivion – an apocalyptic hellscape in Philadelphia that was lost a decade prior, along with 300,000 of its citizens.

Gyllenhaal’s production company Nine Stories will produce the film with Riva Marker and Kirkman via his shingle Skybound Entertainment. At Skybound Entertainment, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst will also serve as producers.

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“We couldn’t be more excited to find such great partners in New Republic and Nine Stories. Both companies have a tremendous reputation for premium storytelling at the highest level, and we can’t wait to see Jake bring this character to life on the big screen,” Commented Kirkman. “We are so fortunate to have assembled a team that is as passionate about this comic as we are.”

Gyllenhaal upcoming projects include Michael Bay’s action thriller ‘Ambulance’ for Universal, as well as Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Guilty’ for Netflix.