Archie Comics is proud to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be producing a live-action Archie movie based on the Archie Comics characters. This is the first feature film starring the Riverdale gang in the publisher’s 72 year history...I can't find the source, but Aguirre-Sacasa has already debunked the zombie rumor in an interview.
Roy Lee and Dan Lin will produce, while Jon Goldwater, Krishnan Menon, and Jon Silk will serve as Executive Producers. Details on the story reveal it will be a “high school comedy based on the original line of Archie Comics set in present day Riverdale”.
“We are thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. on this project and have complete faith in their ability to bring Archie to the big screen in a way the fans will love,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “Having Roberto write and Jason direct is Archie’s ‘Dream Team.’ Also, without Dan, Roy, Krish, and Jon, we could not have made this happen.”
“Jason [Moore] and I have been friends for a long time, and this is a complete passion project for everyone involved, “ Aguirre-Sacasa said, “Archie is the ultimate teenager and this movie will be the ultimate teenage movie—in the grand tradition of Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We are so grateful to Jon [Goldwater] for inviting us to this dance.”
So there is a movie in the works and it will be a comedy based on the Archie Comics characters. It will not feature zombies -- though it's always possible that someone will have a dream sequence featuring zombies! Given that Jason Moore of Pitch Perfect will be directing, it's possible that we will see the Archies in musical action. If we're really lucky, Kevin will join the usual Gang of Five in this movie!
And, as always, this project could fail to materialize, which happens all the time. So keep your fingers crossed!
Who do you think should be cast in this new Archie Movie? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section!