Thursday, June 6, 2013

Afterlife With Archie... The Movie??? // UPDATE: No Zombie Movie!!

Back in March, we learned that Archie Comics was planning an unusual ongoing comic book series called AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE. The basic premise is that Sabrina the Teenage Witch uses magic to resurrect Jughead's dead dog, which leads to a zombie apocalypse of worldwide proportions. My hunch is that the comic book series will read like an old EC horror comic book -- horror with a healthy helping of dark humor.

Now Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros Pictures is working on a movie deal involving a "high school comedy based on the original line of Archie Comics set in present day Riverdale" and zombies. Additionally, Robert Aguirre-Sacasa (the writer of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE) has been tapped to write this screenplay.

So it might be an Archie Comics film or it might not. My hunch is that movie-goers would react better to an Archie-inspired movie than an actual Archie-Comics-gets-eaten-by-zombies movie, but what do I know? On the other hand, a successful "Afterlife With Archie" (or equivalent) movie could herald new Archie Comics movies, such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch or Josey & the Pussycats or even Catfish Joe!

Updated: Turns out that there will not be an Archie Comics movie featuring a zombie apocalypse. Check out this link for more details.

1 comment:

"STUFFED ANIMAL" said...

Jon,

I don't love this idea! I hope it dies a-borning, but it probably won't. Teen horror is big nowadays. They think it will be clever if they put a comedic spin on it.