Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been hired to write, direct, and produce a live-action Invincible film for Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Invincible co-creator Robert Kirkman is producing the film through his company Skybound Entertainment, along with fellow producers David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst.
“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.”
Rogen and Goldberg recently adapted Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher into a hit AMC series, and previously directed the films This Is The End and The Interview.
“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.”
No mention is made in the announcement of the involvement of co-creator Cory Walker, or current Invincible artist Ryan Ottley.
The Invincible series launched in 2003, and is scheduled to end in early 2018 with Invincible #145.