Walking Dead Creator's Superhero Comic Coming To The Big Screen
"We were waiting for the right team to partner with."
Skybound Entertainment, the comic book company behind The Walking Dead, have announced that its long-running comic book series Invincible will be made into a feature film as a joint venture with Point Grey Pictures and Universal Pictures. This will be the third Robert Kirkman-created comic translation, which also includes Cinemax's Outcast.
The minds behind the current AMC series Preacher, Seth Rogan and Evan Golberg, will write, direct, and produce the film, adapted from the Skybound comic, which debuted in 2003 from creators Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Bill Crabtree. The comic follows Mark Grayson, whose father is the most powerful superhero on Earth. Very quickly, Grayson learns he has powers of his own. There are very little details about the film at this time.
What makes Invincible different from the average Marvel or DC superhero book is that it's aimed at a more adult market. The series is known to be bloody and violent, thanks to current artist Ryan Ottley. In addition, it deals with more adult themes that both Marvel and DC wouldn't normally hit on.
"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," creator Robert Kirkman said in a press release. "The answer was always that we were waiting for the right team to partner with. 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."
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