Robert Kirkman’s “Oblivion Song” Gets Picked Up By Universal

Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, along with Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures are developing a film based on his science-fiction comic book series, Oblivion Song.

Sean O’Keefe, who penned the upcoming Peter Berg-Mark Wahlberg pic Wonderland, will write the script.

Published by Skybound and Image Comics, Oblivion Song premiered at a monthly series in March 2018 that was written by The Walking Dead creator Kirkman and illustrated by De Felici. The story takes place one decade after 300,000 residents of Philadelphia suddenly were 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?

Kirkman’s sci-fi story was a massive hit for Image Comics when it debuted.

“We massively overprinted !ssues 1 and 2 of this series and thought for sure it would have found its level by Issue 3,” Kirkman said. “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.”

Skybound’s film team including Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst are producers. 

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