Robert Kirkman's Sci-Fi Comic OBLIVION SONG is Being Adapted Into a Film
Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici’s sci-fi comic book series Oblivion Song is set to get a feature film adaptation. The movie will be produced by Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures and they’ve hired Sean O’Keefe, who recently wrote the upcoming Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg movie Wonderland.
Oblivion Song was premiered in 2008 and the story takes place “one decade after 300,000 residents of Philadelphia were suddenly trapped in Oblivion. Frantic recovery efforts were launched by the government but, after a few futile years, they were abandoned. Nathan Cole, however, hasn’t given up. He risks his life again and again trying to save those lost souls in Oblivion’s apocalyptic hellscape – but is that the real reason he can’t resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?”
The comic was apparently a big success when it launched and when talking about that, Kirkman said:
“We massively overprinted issues one and two of this series, and thought for sure it would have found its level by issue three. We were wrong. Everything about the launch of this series has been astounding thus far and it just keeps surprising us. We plan on keeping the early issues in print for as long as we can so new readers can dive in as the word spreads.”
With that kind of success it makes sense that the story would eventually get the big screen treatment. Hopefully the studios bring in a team of talented and imaginative people to bring this story to life.