Archie Comics and Warner Bros. Team for Archie Movie
June 6, 2013

Warner Bros. and Archie Comics are teaming up for a live-action feature film version of Archie, to be directed by Jason Moore, who did a great job on Pitch Perfect. The movie will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who’s been working on Glee but has a long comic history writing for Marvel as well as penning the recent Archie Meets Glee comic storyline.

Archie Return to Riverdale movie

Not this one

The news broke at Deadline.com, which is perhaps taking its name too seriously in speculating that the movie will incorporate zombies, since Aguirre-Sacasa is working on “Afterlife With Archie”, a story where zombies take over Riverdale due later this year. I find that unlikely for Archie’s first big-screen movie.

Heidi has this quote from Aguirre-Sacasa: ““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.” Glad to hear that they’ll keep them as teens! An earlier TV movie, Return to Riverdale, had them as adults, and that misses much of the concept’s charms.

6 Responses  
James Schee writes:  

I hope it means Return to Riverdale gets a DVD release though. It had faults, but I liked it.

Johanna writes:  

Ha! I suspect a movie version of Archie would make the RtR DVD release LESS likely, since they wouldn’t want people to remember that!

David Oakes writes:  

Oh, man, that is a blast from the past. I would have never remembered it was Lauren Holly.

Afterlife With Archie #1 » Comics Worth Reading writes:  

[…] than the usual Archie stereotypes. Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Meets Glee, the planned Archie movie) knows teens, and the ones here are, if not actually three-dimensional, a bit more realistically […]

Lena Dunham Working on Archie Comic » Comics Worth Reading writes:  

[…] character projects. Given the Hollywood slant, strange that this article doesn’t mention the Archie film in development at Warner […]

Archie Movie Confirmed on Hold » Comics Worth Reading writes:  

[…] in point, the Archie movie announced last year is on hold, so they can look into an Afterlife With Archie movie instead. […]


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