Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may soon be the powerful, or Invincible names in comics cinema.
The duo has already seen success in bringing Preacher to screen for AMC. They now turn their sights back to the silver screen.
THR is reporting that Rogen and Goldberg are set to produce a live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible for Universal. Kirkman, the creative mind behind AMC’s The Walking Dead and Cinemax’s Outkast, first created Invincible at Image in the pages of Tech Jacket before the first issue of the series released in January of 2003.
Since then, the series has gone on to be the writer’s longest-running project. Invincible is due to end this year with issue #144. With the end near, Kirkman has decided to take the stops off of what has become one of the most clamored-for comic book films in recent memory.
Speaking with THR, Kirkman said of the project:
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.
Rogen has a mixed history when it comes to super-hero films. The actor-cum-producer starred in the ill-fated adaptation of Green Hornet. He and Goldberg, though, have a solid track record when it comes to producing in Hollywood. The duo produced 2013’s In the End and 2014’s The Interview before tackling Vertigo’s Preacher. With the sort of clout the production teams brings to the project, Invincible should be on the fast-track, though no timeline has been announced.