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Archie Comics Gets a Live-Action Movie Deal With Pitch Perfect & Glee Team Attached

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Ok, so the above image is from the MAC’s Archie’s Girls cosmetics line but this news is for real. Archie is headed to the big screen. 

Yes, it’s true. Warner Bros. pictures are making an Archie movie. Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore will direct with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the script. Aguirre-Sacasa is a writer/producer on Glee (as well as writing Archie meets Glee comics), retooled Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and wrote the Carrie remake.

“But,” she said cautiously, “what direction is this live-action Archie going to take?”

According to Deadline, a “high school comedy based on the original line of Archie Comics set in present day Riverdale.” Sounds fairly simple. Though Deadline also seems to think zombies might be involved somehow considering Aguirre-Sacasa’s “Afterlife With Archie” series, but there’s no indication at this time they’ll go that route. At least not with a first-go film like this.

“We’re thrilled with the team that Warner Bros, Dan and Roy have put together here,” said Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “Roberto has become a prolific comics writer for us, and having Jason Moore is the icing on the cake asPitch Perfect is one of my favorite movies.”

There have been a couple of live-action Archie projects on television but are you ready to see Archie, Betty, Veronica, Kevin Keller, and more as real people on the big screen? Do you think Moore and Aguirre-Sacasa will do Riverdale justice?

(via Deadline)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."