Jake Gyllenhaal Picks Up ‘Oblivion Song’

by Erik Amaya

Although an adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici has been in the works for sometime, it picked up a new momentum Tuesday with addition of Jake Gyllenhaal.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Spider-Man: Far From Home veteran will star in and produce the eventual movie from New Republic Pictures. The story is set a decade after an catastrophe known as “Oblivion” made 300,000 people in Philadelphia disappear. After trying to locate the missing for a number of years, the government abandoned the search, but Nathan Cole (Gyllenhaal) continues to look for the lost on a daily basis.

“When faced with a cataclysmic event that permanently alters our lives, what would we choose to save?” fellow producer Riva Marker asked in a statement. “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.”

Besides Gyllenhaal and Marker, Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst are also onboard to produce through Skybound Entertainment.

Although the addition of a star is promising, the feature still needs key creative components before it can be produced. Expect the picture to be released in the next few years.

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