Netflix announces it is adapting Mark Waid and Boom Studios Irredeemable and Incorruptible, which are comic books that offer a different take on the Superman and Batman stories.
BAFTA Film Award winner Jeymes Samuel (The Harder They Fall) is set to direct a film adaptation of the Boom! Studios’ graphic novel series Irredeemable and its spin-off Incorruptible for Netflix.
Academy Award-nominated Kemp Powers (writer of One Night in Miami and Soul, and director of the upcoming Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse (Part 1) with Joaquim Dos Santos & Justin Thompson) will pen the adaptation, which will have the protagonists from each series – one a villain on a quest to become a superhero, and the other a fallen hero turned villain – face off.
The producers include Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Jeymes Samuel and Stephen Christy & Ross Richie for Boom! Studios, with Kemp Powers and Adam Yoelin as executive producers.
Jeymes Samuel and Kemp Powers directing and writing Irredeemable and Incorruptible
Created by comic book legend Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and illustrated by Peter Krause, Irredeemable is one of the most impactful series of its time, running for 37 issues and selling over 1.5 million copies. A deconstructionist remix of the genre, the series dramatizes how the world’s greatest hero — The Plutonian — snapped under the pressure of his responsibilities and charted a dark path to become the world’s greatest supervillain.
Irredeemable’s sister series, Incorruptible, flipped the coin and followed supervillain Max Damage as he responded to the Plutonian’s evil by gradually transforming himself into a superhero. Created and written by Waid, Incorruptible ran for 30 issues and sold over 1 million copies during its run.