Accoring to Variety, Paramount Pictures has bought film rights to Robert Kirkman's teen-superhero comic Invincible and set up the potential franchise starter with Paramount-based Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Circle Of Confusion.

Kirkman has been tapped to pen the story, based on the bestselling Image Comics series about the coming of age of teen Mark Grayson, son of the world's most powerful superhero.

It's the first screenplay for Kirkman, who recently signed an overall deal with Marvel and was nommed last year for an Eisner Award for best new series. The story will focus on the father/son dynamic during the time that the son, who appears to be a normal teen, begins to exhibit his father's powers.

Brian B.