Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are teaming up with The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman for a big screen adaptation of his long-running comic series Invincible.
Rogen and his long-time collaborator Goldberg will write, direct and produce the film version of the superhero strip created by Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker.
Invincible is Kirkman’s second longest running series after The Walking Dead and tells the story of 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 super powers.
“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,” quips 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. Invincible’s surprising, edgy, shocking, and oftentimes blood-soaked story couldn’t be in more capable hands.”
Rogen and Goldberg are no stranger to the world of comic books and superheroes. As well as a TV comedy Future Man – with Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson as a janitor battling an alien invasion – the duo are executive producers of Preacher, the second season of which premieres later this year.
Rogen and Golberg are also reportedly working on a screen version of The Boys, which, like Preacher, is based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis.