Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the film Oblivion Song, based on the comic book by The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman.

You can pretty much always count on Jake Gyllenhaal to make interesting creative choices with the lead roles that he takes on. That looks to be no different in his next project as he takes the lead in New Republic Pictures’ Oblivion Song, a science fiction flick that’s based upon the Image comics stories written by Robert Kirkman, creator of the wildly popular zombie comic series, The Walking Dead. 

The comic book series, which launched in 2018 and continues still,  is based on the premise that ‘a decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up.

Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?’

As the lead, we’d imagine that Gyllenhaal will be playing Cole, but whether the film casts him in the typical leading man style or something a dash darker? Well, Gyllenhaal has experience playing both sorts of characters with more than a degree of success. The actor can next be seen re-teaming Southpaw director, Antoine Fuqua, for a thriller titled The Guilty opposite Ethan Hawke. Gyllenhaal will also be featuring in Ambulance, an action drama directed by Micheal Bay which sees ‘two robbers steal an ambulance after their heist goes awry.’ We’ll let you know as we hear more details about Oblivion Song.


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