Robert Kirkman is about to find out if his creation of The Walking Dead was an incredible one-off, or just the start of something new. The comic book creator spawned the hit AMC cult series and now his other passion project, Invincible, is said to be given a live-action adaptation in the cinemas for Universal.
If this wasn't enough of a step forward for Kirkman, the studio has secured two of the hottest filmmakers in the business right now. Both Evan Goldberg and his Superbad and Sausage Party star sidekick Seth Rogen are riding high after overseeing the DC Comics/Vertigo show Preacher for AMC and according to THR, they will be directing the movie.
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Forget the clean cut exterior to the comics. Invincible has as much gratuitous gore and violence as any animated superhero narrative out there and delivering a statement on Goldberg and Rogen's inclusion, Kirkman believes the franchise is in safe hands.
"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," he said. "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."
Duo: We Won't Rest Until Invincible Rocks
Those outside the inner circle of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were surprised that they could transition from part time writing and acting to be outright stars in the directing field. But as Kirkman intimated, it was only a matter of time before they would be given a project of their own to mold and make great, something that the critical reception for Preacher proves.
The long time friends offered a joint statement to the press over their involvement:
"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.”