Archie, Jughead and Co. Headed To The Big Screen

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/arc...guirre-sacasa-to-write-jason-moore-to-direct/
    It's hardly a comic company I keep up with, but I'll be very interested to see how this turns out. Casting is key... I say they reverse the genders and cast Jane Levy as Archie. :o:up:
     
  2. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    LOL. Nice casting.

    Really not sure how relevant it is now though. Could turn out like Fat Albert.
     
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    i hope that the filmmakers remember to keep in mind the fun and all-ages spirit of the original comics. There's no need to make the characters foul-mouthed, take it into a drugs/gangs plot or to shoehorn in a violent action sequence in the climax. At the same time, there's no need to go for "Brady Bunch" parody either, with the primary characters as glaring caricatures interacting with all of the "normal" kids of Riverdale.
     
  4. Lex Luthor Evildoer

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    I've had an affinity for the Archie characters ever since I can remember, and occasionally pick up the digest editions (last Archie comics I purchased was the marriage scenario with Veronica/Betty), so I'm interested. However, there is a question on if Archie and friends can actually be satisfyingly transitioned from comic book to film and be worthwhile.
     
  5. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    I don't care how they do it, as long as they get Toby Jones to play Mr. Weatherbee.
     
  6. Sawyer High King

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    Archie versus zombies... I guess they had to do something to spice up this comic adaptation to make it stand out from every other movie with the same premise as Archie.
     
  9. Sawyer High King

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    I'm not sure I buy the Archie vs. Zombies thing. It's literally all speculation on the part of Deadline, just based on the fact that the screenwriter wrote a comic with a similar premise. He also wrote an Archie/Glee crossover, but I don't think that's proof it'll be a musical. :o
     
  10. Teelie Jokerface

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    I am kind of hoping they do. It'll combine two increasingly over-done tropes into one.
     
  11. Hypestyle Registered

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    keep archie's jalopy intact.
     
  12. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    I seriously seriously hope there are no zombies in this. Do that with another original character, but why mess with a classic comic to some people by making the film opposite of what drew people to the comics? (Which I'm guessing is the teenaged drama and romance?)
     
  13. Sawyer High King

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    Well, Archie's Weird Mysteries was awesome, but...
     
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    Something tells me this will be more in tone with the musical Zombie Prom than any current horror or zombie movies. At darkest maybe like Warm Bodies, but I don't even see it going that dark.
     
  15. Sawyer High King

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    I still call bull**** on the zombie part, though. It's a bad guess that Nikki Finke and her guys are masquerading as fact.
     
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    Yeah, there's no way this will be about zombies...as much as I would love that. While the writer did do horror movies, they're glossing over the fact that he has worked on Glee and that the director did a comedy musical as well. If anything it's more likely that this will be a high school comedy focusing on Archie and his friends when they created that band.
     
  17. Teelie Jokerface

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    A relief, I guess?

    Mary Sue
     
  18. Lex Luthor Evildoer

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    Sure. Sounds like a more worthwhile adaptation than the Archie/Zombies idea. Which was just as out of left field as Archie/Punisher (think I would even vote for the latter if it actually came down between those two choices).
     
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    Haven't read an Archie comic since I was a kid but I read a LOT of them when I did. Glad they aren't going with the dumbass zombie idea (although I wouldn't sneer at a Brady Bunch-style parody *IF* the right creative people were involved).

    Still, a genuine attempt at a simple teen movie without any lame gimmicks is a worthy goal. Will be following this with some interest.
     
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    If it leads to Archie getting another cartoon than I'm all for a movie.
     
  21. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Dear Mr. Weatherbee,

    We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us ... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is an inexplicably popular ginger, a spoiled rich girl, a weirdo with a cut-hat, a smug *****e, and a token blonde.

    Does that answer your question? ... Sincerely yours, the Archies.
     
  22. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Yes, I have been waiting for this. I used to read these damn books all the time when i was little....for the stories of course, not the constant bikini shots.
     
  23. Sawyer High King

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    They're going to have to really nail the casting for me to believe that a brunette HBIC and the cute blonde next door are going to be hung up over a nerdy, cardigan-wearing ginger. :o
     
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    Anybody here ever read the classic MAD magazine Archie parody from the 60s, 'Starchie Standrews'? It's pretty funny..

    I watched the Archie's America cartoons on Saturday mornings in the early 70s and read several of their comics. Our church had the Christian-themed ones. I distinctly remember the Robin Hood parody they did, and the story where Reggie almost died from food poisoning...

    I'm pretty skeptical that they can turn this into a live action movie. What living human being looks like Jughead??
     

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