Invincible Gets Optioned

Originally Published: March 14, 2005

According to UGO online, Paramount Pictures has bought the film rights to Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s Invincible comic book series, published monthly by Image. The studio has also tapped Kirkman to write the screenplay for the film, a rare accomplishment considering this will be Kirkman’s first script. Paramount sees the Invincible movie as a potential franchise starter, and has set the film up with producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (who is also listed as a producer for Warner Brothers’ Constantine and Universal’s upcoming Doom). Circle of Confusion, the agency that represents Kirkman, as well as creators such as Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man), Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Hammer of the Gods), the Luna Brothers (Ultra), Ed Brubaker (Batman), and the Wachowski Brothers (of The Matrix fame), has been set up as the production house.

“I had so much fun writing it the first time around that I can’t wait to write it all again in a new medium,” says Kirkman.

On the heels of the Paramount announcement, Image will be soliciting a hardcover Invincible edition, collecting the first thirteen issues of the Eisner-nominated book. Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 will clock in at 400 pages and will retail for $34.95. The issues collected feature artwork from series co-creator Cory Walker and current Invincible artist Ryan Ottley, and will contain a plethora of bonus material, as well as an introduction by writer Brian Michael Bendis.

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