Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg on going nuts for adaptation of Invincible

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have their hands in more than a few comic-book properties, one of which is a big-screen adaptation of Robert Kirkman's Invincible. The series follows Mark Grayson, the son of an extraterrestrial superhero known as Omni-Man. Mark later inherits his father's abilities, including great strength, flight, speed, and some invulnerability, and becomes the superhero known as Invincible. He also discovers that his father's race, the Viltrumites, don't exactly have peaceful intentions towards Earth. Invincible recently wrapped up its 144-issue run, and Rogen and Goldberg recently chatted with Mashable about how they're planning on condensing all that story into just one movie.

"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 explained. "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 pair wouldn't discuss just where their take on the story will go just yet, but Seth Rogen said that they're looking forward to implementing some of Invincible's most memorable twists. "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." Although Invincible is obviously his baby, Evan Goldberg says that Robert Kirkman has been more than happy to let Goldberg and Rogen change things around.

With Kirkman, from square one he was just like, 'Yeah man, we'll fuck around, we'll change things, we'll make it better. I've done this well, I've done this bad; I like this part, I don't like this part.' He made it super accessible, which is really nice when you're terrified you're going to fuck up his baby. We can do anything we want. So many other properties come with a million [guidelines]. If we instead chose to do the Justice League movie, the restrictions that I assume come with that are phenomenally huge. It's the opposite with Invincible. We've been given a universe where we can really go nuts, and thanks to how Kirkman has written the comics we can kill off people, we can do insane things that you just would not be given the opportunity to do, I imagine, with a Marvel or a DC film.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion's Preacher will debut its third season on AMC later this year, and the pair are also working on an Amazon series based upon another Garth Ennis series, The Boys, for Amazon.

Source: Mashable



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