Nearly a year and a half after it debuted, Robert Kirkman’s and Lorenzo De Felici’s Oblivion Song is in the works as a movie. The film will be written by Sean O’Keefe, whose other credits include the video games Pursuit and Lair, as well as being an assistant on I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Published by Image Comics, Oblivion Song 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?
Comicspit EXXXCLUSIVELY talked to the richest man in Kentucky, Robert Kirkman who said, “I can’t believe it took almost a year and a half to get picked up. I was getting tired of writing this movie script. I mean, comic book.”
Oblivion Song is the most recent of Kirkman’s TV and movie pitches disguised as comics. The Walking Dead currently airs on AMC. Outcast ran on Cinemax. Thief of Thieves is in development hell at AMC. Invincible is a double whammy with a movie and a TV show in development.