Even if you don’t read comic books, chances are you’ll be familiar with Robert Kirkman’s name. The Image Comics scribe is the creator of The Walking Dead, a series which has become a global phenomenon since being brought to television by AMC. However, what you may not know is that Kirkman has another long-running comic called Invincible, which is also well past the #100 issue mark.
It tells the story of Mark Grayson, a half human/half alien teenager who develops superpowers and becomes “invincible” in a world full of larger than life characters. His adventures have taken place on Earth and in the far reaches of space, and while it’s clearly inspired by Spider-Man and mainstream superhero universes such as those created by Marvel and DC Comics, Invincible also features some seriously graphic violence amidst epic action scenes. For that reason, it’s always been hard to imagine it being brought to TV for budgetary reasons, despite the medium being a format which would suit the story.
Those who’ve been holding out hope to see the comic brought to life though are in luck, as it was revealed earlier today that Universal Pictures is adapting the property with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg set to write, direct, and produce. The duo is responsible for AMC’s Preacher, not to mention movies like This is the End and The Interview and seem like a perfect fit for a quirky story like this.
What’ll be interesting with this project is seeing just how much the studio commits to the premise. An R-Rating seems highly likely, but will the film receive a huge budget, or be watered down to appeal to a wider audience? We’ll have to wait and see, but Invincible promises to be a very unique comic book movie regardless.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter