Jake Gyllenhaal Will Produce and Star in Robert Kirkman’s ‘Oblivion Song’
We love a good comic book or graphic novel adaptation. And while we also love Marvel and DC as much as the next person, it’s nice to find out that something is being adapted from another source. The latest news in the comic-to-film world is that Jake Gyllenhaal will be producing and starring in Oblivion Song, based on Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo de Felici’s comic series.
An Oblivion Song Adaptation Is Coming From Jake Gyllenhaal
Oblivion Song is comic book series published by Image Comics. Starting in 2018 and continuing publication, the stories by Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and de Felici follow hero Nathan Cole. He survives in what was once Philadelphia and is now Oblivion, home to the remains left by an apocalypse. Nathan ventures out into the “city” every day to rescue and recover those he can, but the world is nothing like it once was.
So, there is a chance to bring a post-apocalyptic world onto the big screen again? Why not! Nine Stories, the production company of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s, is producing the film along with Riva Marker and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. This comes after New Republic Pictures optioned the rights to the film.
Image via Image Comics.
News of an Oblivion adaptation isn’t exactly new news. The film was originally in the works at Universal Pictures in 2019, with Sean O’Keefe (Wonderland) writing the script. This is definitely one that we have been waiting for for quite some time, as the breathtaking visuals are sure to come to life on the big screen.
Readers, are you eager to hear about the new Oblivion Song adaptation coming from Gyllenhaal? We know that we are! Keep checking back at Comic Years to find out new details as they’re uncovered. And, as always, drop your thoughts in the comments!
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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.