Taika Waititi will Direct The Incal from Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius

The Incal

A big screen adaptation of the beloved graphic novel The Incal from Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius has taken a major step forward. Taika Waititi will adapt and direct the film. Waititi is collaborating with Jemaine Clement and Peter Warren on the project. It’s the first film for comic and graphic novel publisher Humanoids.

The Incal is a French graphic novel by Jodorowsky and Jean Giraud, aka Moebius. It introduced the “Metabarons Universe.” It was originally published in installments between 1980 and 1988 in the French magazine Métal Hurlant. Additional volumes were releases into 2014, Before the Incal, After the Incal, and Final Incal. It also featured spin-off series Metabarons, The Technopriests, and Megalex.

The story revolves around the Light Incal, a crystal of enormous and infinite powers and the numerous factions that want it. A group comes together to save the universe and stop the forces of the Dark Incal.