I’m not a big Seth Rogen fan when he’s making weed jokes and talking about his penis…or even making animated food orgies, for that matter, but I am a big fan of AMC’s Preacher. Rogen, of course, is half of the creative team that adapted the infamous comic, along with Evan Goldberg (writer/director of This is the End, along with Rogen).
They also have the comedic Future Man in the works with Hulu, and they’re at it again with another comic adaptation: Robert Kirkman’s Invincible.
According to THR, this comic property will be coming to the big screen with Universal. The story follows a high school student who inherits superpowers from his father, Omni-Man (who is basically another Superman knock-off).
“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,” said Kirkman. “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 and Goldberg released a statement regarding this news: “No matter how much damage it causes our bodies, minds, and our most intimate relationships with those we love, we will not rest until Invincible is as great a movie as it deserves to be.”