Universal Pictures is partnering up with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment to bring another one of the writer’s co-creations to life on the big screen. According to Entertainment Weekly, a film based on Kirkman and artist Lorenzo de Felici’s Oblivion Song is in development.
Kirkman and de Felici started publishing Oblivion Song via Image Comics in early 2018. As of this writing, 15 issues have been released with the 16th slated to hit comic shops tomorrow. The series begins with a mysterious incident in Philadelphia that causes 300,000 people to vanish into an alternate dimension known as Oblivion. Ten years later, scientist Nathan Cole makes daily pilgrimages to the site using equipment that lets him pass between worlds. Although he no longer has government support, he continues his travels into Oblivion to rescue as many people home as he can.
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Kirkman will produce the Oblivion Song movie with his Skybound film team of David Alpert, Brian Furst, and Sean Furst. Sean O’Keefe (Wonderland) is writing the script. This marks the first time that one of Kirkman’s comics will be getting the big-screen treatment.
Aside from the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe on AMC, Kirkman is also working on an animated series based on Invincible. That show will air on Amazon Prime in 2020.
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Recommended Reading: Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici Volume 1