Jake Gyllenhaal to Lead “Oblivion Song”

Jake Gyllenhaal at the Hollywood Film Awards in 2017.
Jake Gyllenhaal at the Hollywood Film Awards in 2017. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9190187hp)

Jake Gyllenhaal will be starring in a film adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici’s graphic novel Oblivion Song.

Kirkman’s known for co-creating The Walking Dead and Invincible and writing Marvel Comics like Ultimate X-Men and Irredeemable Ant-Man.

Oblivion Song was released in 2018 and it follows Nathan Cole, a man who takes trips and tries to rescue those living in Oblivion, an apocalyptic hellscape in Philadelphia that was lost a decade prior.

Producing the film are Riva Marker, Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst.

“When faced with a cataclysmic event that permanently alters our lives, what would we choose to save? Just as Kirkman did with ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Invincible,’ in ‘Oblivion Song,’ he’s created the potential for a franchise that is profoundly entertaining, and the perfect opportunity to explore big questions we’re reckoning with globally,” Marker said in a statement via Variety.

Gyllenhaal will next set to star in Ambulance and The Guilty.