ROBERT KIRKMAN'S 'INVINCIBLE' OPTIONED BY UNIVERSAL Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg to Write, Direct, Produce Posted by Nicole Bunge on April 4, 2017 @ 3:42 pm CT
Robert Kirkman’s long-running superhero comic Invincible has been optioned by Universal Pictures, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached to write, direct, and produce the adaptation, THR is reporting. Rogen and Goldberg co-directed This is the End and The Interview, and adapted Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo series Preacher for AMC last year, which they now executive produce. Kirkman will produce the film for Skybound Entertainment, along with David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst. James Weaver will also produce, under Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey banner.
The movie was optioned as part of Skybound’s first-look deal with Universal. Paramount Pictures optioned the film rights in 2005, but the project never made it to the screen.
Invincible (Mark Grayson) was created by Kirkman and artist Cory Walker in 2002, and landed his own regular series at Skybound/Image in 2003. Invincible follow Mark, the teenage son of Omni-Man, an extraterrestrial superhero, who inherits his father’s abilities, but has trouble adjusting to his powers and accepting his non-human origin.
Kirkman announced last year that he will be ending Invincible with issue 144, the conclusion of the current 12-part storyline, “The End of All Things.”