Universal is making plans to realize Oblivion.
Deadline reports the studio will bring Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici’s Oblivion Song to the big screen. The comic book tells the tale of one man hoping to save 300,00 residents of Philadelphia from a zone known as Oblivion. It is a hellscape in there, but he risks his life again and again in small attempt to save some of the damned. At the same time, other forces may be compelling him into Oblivion’s clutches.
Wonderland‘s Sean O’Keefe will write the script for Universal. No director is as yet attached. Kirkman and his partners at Skybound Entertainment — David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst — are onboard as producers.
The project is one of the first to take Kirkman’s ideas to theatrical release. Previous adaptations, The Walking Dead and Outcast, maintained the serial nature of comics as a television show. It remains to be seen how successful Oblivion Song will be, but considering the continued success of The Walking Dead, it seems likely.