Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who brought Preacher to AMC, are now teaming with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to adapt his other comic book Invincible as a film for Universal Pictures. Reports say that Rogen / Goldberg will write, direct and producer the adaptation.
Invincible is Kirkman’s second longest running series, having been published continually since 2003 with Image Comics. The series, co-created with Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker, follows high schooler Mark Grayson who discovers that he is the son of the world’s most powerful superhero… and that he too will inherit powers.
Kirkman talked about the new 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.
Besides their work on Preacher, Rogen and Goldberg have directed 2013’s This Is the End and 2014’s The Interview.