Taika Waititi will direct the film adaptation for Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius‘ graphic novel, The Incal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi will co-write the feature with long-time collaborator Jemaine Clement and Peter Warren. A first draft of the script is expected by the end of 2021.
The Incal’s publisher, Humanoids, will produce the feature, alongside Primer Entertainment.
The story follows a private eye named John Difool, who is caught amidst a space opera after discovering a mystical artefact known as the Incal. Joined by a rag-tag group, Difool must save the universe.
“The films and graphic novels of Alejandro Jodorowsky have influenced me and so many others for so long. I was stunned to be given the opportunity to bring his iconic characters to life,” said Waititi. “I am grateful to Alejandro, Fabrice and everyone at Humanoids for trusting me to do so.”
“When Humanoids‘ CEO Fabrice Giger introduced me to Taika Waititi’s work, it became obvious to me that he was the one,” stated Jodorowsky. “I fully trust Taika’s creativity to give The Incal a stunning take, intimate and at the same time, of cosmic proportions.”
Best known for his work on What We Do In The Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, Waititi is currently awaiting the release of Thor: Love and Thunder.
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