According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - the creative team behind This Is The End, Sausage Party, and AMC's Preacher series - have officially signed on to bring Robert Kirkman's long-running comic series, Invincible, to the big screen.
For those not in the know, THR describes the series thusly:
Invincible ... 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 super powers.
The comic book, which Kirkman created with Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker and is now on its 133rd issue, explores Mark’s journey as he discovers what it means to be the son of the hero, named Omni-Man, and the reality behind his greatest responsibility: protecting planet Earth.
When described as such, Invincible sounds fairly standard. You might even be wondering what may've drawn Rogen and Goldberg to such a project. Well, here's something else you need to know about Invincible: it is insanely over-the-top violent.
Here's some random panels we pulled up on Google Images.
Given the material at hand and the creative team bringing it to the screen, it's probably safe to assume that Rogen and Goldberg's take will maintain the gleeful ultraviolence of the comic, as well as its sense of humor. Invincible might not be at the top of our list when it comes to comic series we'd love to see adapted to film, but it's fairly undeniable that this is a great pairing. Consider us onboard.
Here's an unusually lengthy quote from Kirkman about the deal:
“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.”
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.”
No further word on when Invincible will go in front of cameras, much less when it'll arrive in theaters, but you can rest assured we'll be keeping our eye on this one as it works its way through production. While we're waiting on updates: what do you guys think? You like this pairing? Excited to see Invincible on the big screen?
Sound off in the comments below.