Spider-Man: Far From Home Star Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the comic book world after his trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Mysterio actor has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of The walking dead the sci-fi comic from creator Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo de Felici Song of oblivion, reports Deadline.
Gyllenhaal will play the main character Nathan Cole, a hero of the apocalyptic United States who travels daily to a desert where Philadelphia once stood.
Cole makes these journeys to this dangerous Oblivion in search of survivors he can save and bring back to his community.
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Robert Kirkman announced the exciting news on Tuesday August 24: “We couldn’t be more excited to find such great partners in New Republic and Nine Stories. Both companies have an excellent 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 lucky to have assembled a team as passionate about this comic as we are.”
Riva Marker, Gyllenhaal’s production partner at Nine Stories, also hinted that the Song of oblivion the film could be a launching pad for a new comic book franchise.
“We are delighted to partner with New Republic and Skybound on Robert Kirkman’s breathtaking and captivating series. In the face of a cataclysmic event that is permanently changing our lives, what would we choose to save?” Mark teased.
“Just like Kirkman did with The walking dead and Invincible, in Song of oblivion, it created the potential for a deeply entertaining franchise and the perfect opportunity to explore the big issues we deal with on a global scale. “
Song of oblivion was first published by independent Image Comics in early 2018, and is now approaching its 40th issue.
There is no release date announced for Song of oblivion.
The walking dead will air Season 11 on AMC in the United States. Meanwhile, UK viewers can now watch all episodes via STAR on Disney +.
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