First they kicked things off co-writing the 2011 Green Hornet film.
Then they took on the task of adapting and showrunning the current adaptation of Preacher for AMC.
After that, they opted to bring another Garth Ennis-written comic, The Boys to Cinemax.
And today? Variety reports that writing and directing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be writing/directing/producing a big screen adaptation of the Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker superhero saga, Invincible for Universal. Kirkman, of course, knows a good deal about seeing his work hit live-action, given The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on television and a second season of Outcast is right around the corner.
Here’s what Kirkman had to say as part of the announcement:
“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.”
Not much else has been announced regarding production start times, but given the talents involved, I don’t imagine this will languish in pre-production for too long.
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