Oscar winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, What We Do within the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok) has revealed he shall be directing the film adaptation of the graphic novel The Incal, created by author Alejandro Jodorowsky and initially illustrated by Jean Giraud (also referred to as Moebius).
I’m honoured to announce I’ll be bringing the maestro, the hero, the true creator, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s masterpiece THE INCAL to the large display. Additionally stoked to be teaming up once more with @jemaineclement and @peterbwarren on this. @alejodorowsky #Moebius https://t.co/a6rvCqV5jq pic.twitter.com/I8cbafw5hO
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) November 4, 2021
Waititi may also pen the variation, collaborating with Jemaine Clement (What We Do within the Shadows, Flight of the Conchords) and Peter Warren.
“The movies and graphic novels of Alejandro Jodorowsky have influenced me and so many others for therefore lengthy. I used to be shocked to be given the chance to carry his iconic characters to life,” mentioned Waititi (by way of Variety).
Initially printed within the Eighties, The Incal turned the “highest-selling science fiction graphic novel in historical past” based on the outlet, and served as the inspiration of the “Jodoverse,” Jodorowsky’s fictional universe encompassing his science fiction comics.
“It started because the adventures of a jackass named John Difool, after which it turned one thing else — we referred to as it The Incal — one thing that has reworked every little thing it’s ever touched and continues to take action: its creators, the opposite artists who later turned part of John’s journey, its writer Humanoids and myself within the course of, numerous readers, writers and administrators world wide, and shortly, I consider, the good Taika Waititi himself and everybody who seems to be to him for inspiration,” mentioned Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger.
The graphic novel collection facilities on personal investigator John Difool. In The Incal, John Difool “occurs upon a mystical artifact referred to as the Incal, an object of nice energy coveted by many factions throughout the galaxy. As Difool learns of the Incal’s powers and objective, he groups with a ragtag crew on a mission to save lots of the universe,” reads the outlet’s description.
Jodorowsky, who was reportedly launched to Waititi’s work by Giger, mentioned: “I absolutely belief Taika’s creativity to provide The Incal a surprising take, intimate and on the similar time of cosmic proportions.”
The film shall be produced by Humanoids and Primer Leisure.
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