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https://deadline.com/2021/11/taika-waititi-to-adapt-alejandro-jodorowsky-graphic-novel-the-incal-as-film-1234867589/

 

Taika Waititi is adapting a movie version of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius graphic novel The Incal.

 

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The Incal is an epic space opera centered on shabby P.I. John Difool, who happens upon a mystical artifact known as the Incal—an object of great power coveted by many factions across the galaxy. As Difool learns of the Incal’s powers and purpose, he—along with a ragtag crew of unlikely cohorts—reluctantly embarks on what begins as an improbable mission to save the universe, and slowly becomes a spiritual journey examining the duality and meaning of existence.

 

As you can see in the video below, Jodorowsky thinks Waititi is the man to do it.

 

 

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Yep, that's been bothering me too. Not least because, and I may be being a little uncharitable here, The Incal is brilliant largely because of Moebius's gorgeous artwork. Bluntly, its story isn't a highlight; if the adaptation is focussed on bringing the story to screen, rather than somehow adapting its visual splendour, I can't see it being a success even if it does come to fruition.

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Just now, Wiper said:

Yep, that's been bothering me too. Not least because, and I may be being a little uncharitable here, The Incal is brilliant largely because of Moebius's gorgeous artwork. Bluntly, its story isn't a highlight; if the adaptation is focussed on bringing the story to screen, rather than somehow adapting its visual splendour, I can't see it being a success even if it does come to fruition.


Yeah, that would be like making a film of The Eternals and not using Jack Kirby's wild, psychedelic visuals.

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