If you’ve been looking for Jake Gyllenhaal, well, he can’t be found in the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer (Although I have my Mysterio suspicions!), and the actor has largely kept quiet during the pandemic. But that is changing fairly soon with a bunch of upcoming projects, and now he’s added another that will keep him in the comic book space. Only this time it’s not for Marvel, but for The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
New Republic Pictures has announced the acquisition of Kirkman and artist Lorenzo De Felici’s graphic novel Oblivion Song, and will adapt it into a feature film starring Gyllenhaal. The story follows Nathan Cole, a man who journeys into the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion, a lost part of Philadelphia, in hopes of rescuing those trapped there. Gyllenhaal will produce the film as well as star.
Next up for Gyllenhaal is Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty, which hits Netflix on October 1st. He’ll also star in Michael Bay’s action flick Ambulance, opening next year.