Taika Waititi to helm Jodorowsky’s Incal

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Taika Waititi will be taking a shot at the seminal 1970s Jodorowsky graphic novel Incal, it has been announced. 

Taika Waititi is a busy man. Only earlier this week, we reported that the director had signed up to transform the Disney theme park ride, Tower Of Terror into what we imagine will be a franchise-spawning blockbuster. Not only that, but there’s the two Netflix series based on Roald Dahl properties that he’s directing, plus the small matter of a Star Wars movie to contend with.

Whilst that stacked a slate may be enough to make most of us content, Taika Waititi wants more, and thus he’s added another project to his to-do list.

It has been announced that Waititi will be directing an adaptation of Jodorowsky’s graphic novel, Incal. 

The graphic novel itself was created by the latter following the collapse of his attempt to make a film adaptation of Dune, with many of the concepts for that failed project morphing into what would ultimately become Incal. The book has been described as ‘a partly satirical space opera literary masterpiece’ which follows a ‘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.’

Waititi will work with Jemaine Clement and Peter Warren on the script, and depending on the scale of the production, may even look to fit this in even before the two Disney projects, with his Star Wars movie not expected until 2025 at the earliest.

At the moment, he is finishing up work on Thor: Love & Thunder for Marvel.

As Waititi’s project-juggling becomes a little clearer and we get a sense of which film to expect next, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

The Incal Movie

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