Seth Rogen is adapting yet another graphic novel! This time he’ll help bring Memetic to life, a story about a killer meme gone viral.
Seth Rogen has had a lot of success adapting intriguing graphic novels to the screen. He’s previously done so with Preacher and The Boys. Next up, Deadline reports that he’ll tackle Memetic, from Mattson Tomlin, who co-wrote The Batman with Matt Reeves.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a “meme” became violent? Well, that’s the plotline of this particular story which poses that very question. A meme that makes anyone who witnesses become extremely enraged goes viral on a college campus.
A group of students must band together to try and prevent the end of the world if the meme should spread beyond the college walls.
Memetic was created by BOOM! Studios and was very well-received upon its initial release. It could be a great project for some up-and-coming horror actors and Rogen is a great producer to have onboard when it comes to blending horror and comedy together.
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Lionsgate will distribute the movie and the original creator of the comic, James Tynion IV, is soon to take over The Batman for DC comics.
Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing how this concept is brought to life on the big screen.
It sounds like something we would see shown in a television series rather than a movie but so long as the pacing is well-designed, then I don’t see why it couldn’t make for a fantastic and fun horror flick. It certainly lends itself well to the stylistic hyperviolence that is very popular nowadays.
No word yet on when the film will go into production or be released but stay tuned to 1428 Elm for updates!
What do you think about Seth Rogen’s latest project? Are you planning to check out Memetic when it releases? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.