The long-running Invincible title ended this week, but the concept's big-screen adaptation from Univeral Pictures, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg is just beginning. In an interview with Mashable, the writer/directors explained their take on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley.
"We are definitely telling the classic story of Invincible, and we are doing some directorial things that will make it more dynamic than just the straight-up story," Goldberg said. "We've come up with some conventions that I think will make it a more cinematic experience that fits in the timeframe more. But we're not reinventing the wheel here, we're not going to massively change Invincible. The core story of that comic and the core characters are what makes it great."
The big twist at the end of the first arc is sacrosanct, however, and a key part of why Rogen and Goldberg signed on to adapt it into a film.
"I think it is so rare that there's twists and plot that actually work," Rogen said. "It really is one of the best parts of the comic, that there are reveals that actually function as giant reveals that you really don't see coming."
Rogen and Goldberg revealed they first met Kirkman back in 2010, pitching him a comic book series they wanted to do for Image.
"I met with him back when he worked for Image and I said, 'We have a comic that we want to pitch you, how do we go about doing that?' He was like, 'You just did. Approved,'" said Rogen.
"I didn't understand. I was so confused, and I didn't get Kirkman," Goldberg added. "I didn't understand he had a dry, almost British humor to his personality, so I just thought he was fucking with me or something."