Robert Kirkman’s “Oblivion Song” is already getting the big screen treatment. Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday that the studio, along with Skybound Entertainment, will develop a sci-fi drama based on the comic book series.
“Oblivion Song,” written and created by “The Walking Dead” creator Kirkman with art by Lorenzo De Felici, began its run in March of last year.
Here’s Universal’s description: “Oblivion Song” takes place a decade after 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government has made every attempt to recover them, but after many years they give up. But Nathan Cole won’t. Cole makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those lost, alone and afraid, living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe he is actually looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
The comic book series is published by Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics. Annalisa Leoni is the colorist, Rus Wooton is the letterer, and Sean Mackiewicz is the editor.
Earlier this year, Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” was renewed for a tenth season.
Sean O’Keefe will write the script for “Oblivion Song.” O’Keefe’s latest project was “Wonderland,” which stars Mark Wahlberg with Peter Berg directing. The film recently wrapped filming. O’Keefe sold the first script based on Robert E. Parker’s best selling “Spenser” book series in a deal with Netflix.
Skybound’s film team, including Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst, will produce the film, and Universal’s executive vice president of production Jon Mone and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
O’Keefe is represented by ICM Partners, Symbonic and Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen, LLP.