Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have joined forces with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to help bring to life Kirkman’s Invincible comic, the comic which has been in circulation since 2003, for Universal.
Invincible was created by Kirkman alongside Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker back in 2003 and, besides The Walking Dead, it is Kirkman’s longest running title, now on its 133rd issue. The story 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.
On teaming up with Rogen and Goldberg for the adaptation, 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 multimedia monstrosity it has become over the years,” he further went on to say in a statement. “The answer was always that we were waiting for the right team to partner with. That team has arrived! The esteemed Mr’s 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.”
Both Goldberg and Rogen will have a fully hands on approach to this adaptation as the will write, direct and produce with Kirkman also sitting in the producer’s chair via his Skybound Entertainment with partners David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.
The Goldberg, Rogen directing team have been going strong since 2013 when they made their debut with the all male apocalyptic comedy This is the End which they went on to follow with the controversial political satire The Interview. On taking up this new challenge the pair commented “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,”