Update: Contrary to Deadline‘s wishful thinking, Variety is reporting that the actual plot of the Archie film will involve Archie facing his teenage midlife crisis and trying to find his purpose in life before graduating high school. The original story follows:
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has finalized a deal to produce a film based on the long running “Archie” comics, but here’s the catch: it will likely contain zombies.
Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is currently working on “Afterlife with Archie,” a series that sees the Riverdale characters taking on the undead. He has been brought on to write the screenplay with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore signed on to helm the film.
Archie has previously been adapted into a live action TV movie “Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again” in 1990, without zombies.
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