Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary 1970s graphic novel “The Incal” is finally coming to the big screen with filmmaker Taika Waititi just announced as director.
Publisher Humanoids has released a video announcement with the 92-year-old Jodorowsky handing over the torch to Waititi and giving the New Zealand helmer his blessing to do his own interpretation of the work. Waititi will with Jemaine Clement and Peter Warren on the script.
Considered one of the greatest sci-fi comic book series to ever be created, “The Incal” formed as the result of the work Jodorowsky and artist Moebius (aka Jean Giraud) put into their adaptation of “Dune” which didn’t make it into production.
They then created this partly satirical space opera literary masterpiece about private investigator John Difool in a dystopian city. He becomes caught up in a conspiracy involving a mystical artifact and multiple factions across the galaxy vying to obtain its power.
The project is still in the early stages with Waititi’s first draft of the film’s script expected by year’s end. Waititi is currently in post-production on Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder”.