As if being fresh off Thor: Love and Thunder and trying to get Flash Gordon's reboot off the ground and a lot more were not enough, Taika Waititi now has a part in an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean Girauds (aka Moebius), dazzling 80s space opera The Incal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi will co-write the script with Jemaine Clement, a collaborator from What We Do In the Shadows and Flight of the Conchords, and a first draft is expected by the end of the current year. Humanoids, the publisher of Incals, claims that Waititi, Clement and Warren's first draft will make the process easier, since there is currently no streaming platform or film studio attached to the project.
Waititi stated that Alejandro Jodorowsky's graphic novels and films have had a profound influence on me and many others over the years in a statement to THR. It was a great honor to have the chance to bring Alejandro Jodorowsky's iconic characters to life. I am grateful to Alejandro and Fabrice, as well as everyone at Humanoids, for their trust in me.
The Incal, illustrated by Moebius (the legendary French artist), is a grand space adventure in which John Difool, a private investigator, is thrust across the cosmos to save it. He crosses paths with the mysterious titular artifact and is pursued by several factions that hope to harness its power to guide and protect those who believe. This series was first published in 1988. It was inspired by Jodorowsky's doomed Dune adaptation. The series' success led to the creation the Jodoverse. It is a fictional shared universe in which all future sci-fi stories were set.
We will keep you updated as soon as we know more about Waititis' plans for The Incal.
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