Date: 25th August 2021
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in and produce a filmed adaptation of "Oblivion Song", a graphic novel series co-written by "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman.
Kirkman is best known for co-creating "The Walking Dead" and "Invincible", in addition to writing Marvel Comics such as "Ultimate X-Men" and "Irredeemable Ant-Man". Released by Image Comics in 2018, "Oblivion Song" chronicles Nathan Cole, a man who makes daily trips to try and rescue those still living in Oblivion, an apocalyptic hellscape in Philadelphia that was lost a decade prior, along with 300,000 of its citizens.
New Republic Pictures, led by veteran producers Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer, has announced they had acquired Kirkman and De Felici’s graphic novel Oblivion Song, producing alongside Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Nine Stories as well as Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst of Skybound Entertainment.
Released by Image Comics in 2018, the comic book series swiftly became a hit. “Oblivion Song” chronicles Nathan Cole, a man who makes daily trips to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion, a part of Philadelphia lost a decade ago along with 300,000 of its citizens.
“We couldn’t be more excited to find such great partners in New Republic and Nine Stories. Both companies have a tremendous reputation for premium storytelling at the highest level, and we can’t wait to see Jake bring this character to life on the big screen. We are so fortunate to have assembled a team that is as passionate about this comic as we are,” said Kirkman in a statement.
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