“El Incal”, the graphic novel by Alejandro Jodorowsky, will be made into a movie by the director of “Thor: Ragnarok”

Alejandro Jodorowski he became something of a cult figure for a movie that ultimately never saw the light of day; the Chilean filmmaker treasured for decades the dream of realizing a film version of the novel “Dune” from Frank Herbert but the project was frustrated, despite the fact that it already had a script, a cast, including Salvador Dali and even the yes of Pink Floyd to make the soundtrack; Of such a proposal, only a documentary was left where everything that included his odyssey is narrated.

Now, Jodorowsky has taken on a new challenge, to bring his graphic novel “The Incal” to the cinema, although apparently he would not be behind the camera.

the incal It has become a classic of science fiction. Since its first edition in 1980, the story has remained current until these days; they were recently redacted “Before the Inca” and “Endless”. The texts are supported with illustrations from French Mobiusin a combination of talents that has been ranked as one of the best of its kind in comic book history.

It is the epic of john difool, a small-time detective who, upon receiving a strange object, must face the high powers of the cosmos, without having proposed it. All his feat takes place between the irruption of various rebellions in the galactic empire, all this sows chaos, the fall and the rise of multiple powers and counterpowers. difool You will have to undertake the journey, together with the motley metaphysical company that make up your bird Deepo and others five chosen.


Between the publication of the first book and the last, a period of 13 yearsthe closure of this space opera It took much longer than expected to arrive in bookstores. Jodorowsky leaned on the Mexican Jose Ladrönn to illustrate the end of the adventures of john difool and his beloved Claw Light. Now, Reservoir publishes in Integral format, as it had already done with “Before the Inca”, “The Incal” Y “The Caste of the Metabarons”a volume with the three books that make up the final arc.

Although for years the rumor had already emerged about what could be the next film that would be consecrated within the work of Jodorowskyhis friendship with Oscar-winning director, Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), and with the actor and screenwriter Jemaine Clement, have revived the rumor that this triad plans to make Incal, a movie saga. Something that fueled this rumor more was the photograph that the director of “The Holy Mountain”along with these characters, but it highlighted that the three pose next to the specimen “The Incal”.

Jemaine Clement, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Taika Waititi
Jemaine Clement, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Taika Waititi

Despite the fact that the distribution of the tape has not yet been confirmed, something that is known is that it would be totally carried out under the thread of a live action; The creator of john difool and this masterful futuristic universe, recently shared a link to the project’s official website. Within the material found on this site, there is a video that provides background on other initiatives.

In theincalmovie.com, the fragments planned for the ambitious and expensive “Dune”but there is also an introductory video of the first ideas of Alejandro Jodorowski for the universe of Incal. In a time jump to the year 2021the writer points out that, although four decades have passed since the first publication and with more than 90 yearshis enthusiasm for this project remains intact and with the same expectations to start it up.

In a new video, created by director Frank Pavich in charge of the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune appears Taika Waititiwho is rumored to be the director in charge of the film, and even the same director of the “The mole” assures that this new project is not about his vision, because waititi He will have the opportunity to make his own adaptation, although the dates on which filming will begin are still unknown, as well as some indication of production, much less an approximate release date.


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“El Incal”, the graphic novel by Alejandro Jodorowsky, will be made into a movie by the director of “Thor: Ragnarok”

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