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Rejoice: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg To Adapt Another Comic Property, This One From ‘The Walking…

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Rejoice: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg To Adapt Another Comic Property, This One From ‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman

It’s called ‘Invincible,’ and it’s headed to the big screen.

Fresh off the success of Preacher, the Vertigo comic they adapted into a television series for AMC, THR is reporting that writers, producers, and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, This is the End, The Interview) are heading back to the funny-book mine for their next big-screen project, and the vein they’re tapping is Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead.

See, though Kirkman is best known for his zombie drama, shortly before he started publishing TWD he released Invincible, about teenager Mark Grayson just trying to survive adolescence with two big asterisks attached: one, he’s superpowered, and two, so’s his pop, in fact he’s the most powerful being on the planet. Rogen and Goldberg will be writing, producing, and directing this upcoming adaptation. Here’s what Kirkman had to say about the news:

“For nearly a decade I’ve had to endure the ‘what about Invincible?’ question as fans have watched The Walking Dead grow into the multimedia 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.”

And then Rogen and Goldberg’s thoughts:

“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.”

Invincible has been publishing since 2003 and is currently on its 133rd issue. No timeline for this project was mentioned, but likely production will start after Rogen and Goldberg wrap on their latest effort, the Hulu comedy series Future Man.

In other news and points of interest…

…did you catch the post-credits scene during the Legion finale? It’s a gamechanger. Check it out here

…what about the new teaser for Marvel’s The Defenders? Netflix finally let us know when they’re going to be releasing the superhero team-up series…

…Blumhouse has launched a new TV Studio and will be producing a series based on The Purge for Syfy…

…and poor Shia LaBeouf: only one person showed up to watch his new movie Man Down in England.

Over in our corner of the internet we had a lot of really interesting posts go up yesterday, including a look at what The Master can tell us about Scientology, a chat with the set designer of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, a debate about whether to stream via Amazon or Netflix, and a philosophical comparison of Arrival and Signs.

And lastly, take a look at five of the most popular shots we tweeted over the last 24 hours. Want more? You know where to find us.

ZOMBIELAND (2009) DP: Michael Bonvillain | Dir: Ruben Fleischer
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION (2015) DP: Robert Elswit | Dir: Christopher McQuarrie
TWIN PEAKS (S1, EP2) (1990) DP: Ron Garcia| Dir: David Lynch
FALLEN ANGELS (1995) DP: Christopher Doyle | Dir: Wong Kar Wai
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) DP: Freddie Young | Dir: David Lean

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