Broken Road Developing GRUMPY CAT Movie: “We Can Build a Big Family Comedy Around This Character”

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Since you are currently on the internet, you are likely familiar with Grumpy Cat.  The picture of “Tard,” a snowshoe cat with a naturally angry face, was posted to Reddit in September 2012, and a meme was born.  After eight months of internet dominance, Todd Garner (Jack and Jill) is spearheading the effort to develop a movie around Grumpy Cat:

“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy.  You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next.  We think we can build a big family comedy around this character.”

Grumpy Cat will reportedly speak in the “Garfield-like” feature.  More after the jump.

My instinct is to be cynical, but Garner makes a valid point.  That cat has captured the public imagination—there is a legitimate character to build a story around.  On the other hand, Garner’s last three movies are Here Comes the Boom, Jack and Jill, and Zookeeper, so… manage expectations.

According to Deadline, Garner will produce with his Broken Road partner Sean Robins and Grumpy Cat’s representatives (yep) Ben Lashes and Al Hassas.  This won’t be the last meme turned into a movie, so expect a movie deal for Ridiculously Photogenic Guy any day now.

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  • ScaredForMovies

    Sigh.

    • George

      And..Hollywood has officially run out of ideas

  • Sean

    That face, Lol :P

  • Yurine

    Another great meme dies tonight.

  • Calderon

    Why?

  • asdf

    Hollywood kills everything.

  • RiddleThemThis

    Perfect way to make something that’s not funny into something that’s even less funny.

  • kps

    Todd Garner (Jack and Jill).

    *Shudder*

  • will

    why do studios keep giving this guy money for the movies he makes? here comes the boom? the zoo keeper (both had kevin smith) and jack and jill which is the worst movie ever, wouldnt someone see the pattern? just no.

    • Sweet Pea

      Here Comes The Boom was a good movie for what it was, broseph… If you can’t see that then you need to change your eye prescription, then you need to go down to the chemist and use that new eye prescription to buy stronger glasses, then watch the film again and enjoy it with your new clearer vision, punk.

      • Lex Walker

        It was a mediocre movie for what it was. The jokes were recycled leaving the film little to go off of save for Kevin James’s charm.

      • Sweet Pea

        Mediocre movie for that it was??? No, it was a mediocre movie overall, but good for what it was. You need a reality check hombre, you’re making Amanda Bynes look sensible right now.

      • Lex Walker

        I find it impossible to call it “good”, even when compared against other works of mediocrity. It was like someone watched The Warrior (a school teacher becomes an MMA fighter) and decided to rewrite it with their own running commentary and jokes. Kevin James and an out of place Salma Hayek is all that movie had going for it, and it wasn’t nearly enough to make it good.

      • Sweet Pea

        Says the racist, right-wing nutjob. Sorry homeslice, but it was in fact a good film for what it was. What “other works of mediocrity” are you comparing it against may I ask? You sound lost in your own self-importance.

      • Lex Walker

        Other works of mediocrity (relevant to the Kevin James variety of comedy): Bedtime Stories, The Animal, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Just Go With It

      • Sweet Pea

        If you don’t think it rates above Bedtime Stories, Chuck & Larry or Just Go With It. then you are even more narrow minded than what we’ve already established you are. Open your mind and maybe you’ll enjoy better movies and be less prejudice too.

      • Lex Walker

        All you’re proving is that you can’t articulate a rational argument. Try again troll.

      • Sweet Pea

        Stop calling me troll, it hurts my feelings.

      • Lex Walker

        Don’t care much, try putting together a coherent argument.

      • Sweet Pea

        Ohhhh you bad boy you… I can’t compete with a heartless troll killer like you. Now go wash your face chubby, you’ve got cheetos all over it.

      • Lex Walker

        Troll fail. Try again.

      • Sweet Pea

        Cant we be friends now? xoxo

      • Lex Walker

        You don’t meet my minimum requirements for friendship.

      • Sweet Pea

        Thank god. Rumour has it those “requirements” are: Homosexual, promiscuous and very low standards. Pow! Take that Lex Walker.

      • Lex Walker

        Still too stupid, try again troll.

      • DoobieDave

        I like how you call people “homeslice” and “hombre” and you are calling other people racist for no reason.

      • Sweet Pea

        Another ignorant American who doesn’t even see the connotations of what’s being said. Sad but not surprising. Read a book that isn’t the bible or John McCain’s autobiography, bigot.

      • Shut up. Limey!

        The Queen is a friggin’ coont!

      • Sweet Pea

        Odd thing to just chuck out there, but I can’t really disagree too much. One love breddah.

      • Nate

        Since when do chemists make glasses, broseph?

      • Sweet Pea

        Most chemists sell cheap spectacles my man, I didn’t mean the chemist actually crafts the glasses themselves… Don’t worry, we all get confused sometimes, you probably just more than others. Nahmean.

      • Nate

        Uh huh. You liked ‘Here Comes the Boom’, defend it like it’s your sister’s honor and it’s the rest of us who are confused. Stay classy. Oh, and don’t forget to keep peppering your comments with cool, tough-guy nicknames. They’re endearing, intimidating AND ridiculous. Champ.

      • Lex Walker

        Fourth grade is hard on some kids.

      • Sweet Pea

        Oooooo you gonna take that Nate?! You seem like you’d sail through fourth grade to me for what its worth,

      • Sweet Pea

        Oooooo you gonna take that Nate?! You seem like you’d sail through fourth grade to me for what its worth,

      • Lex Walker

        You’re still a bit too stupid for this conversation.

      • Sweet Pea

        No you’re doing it wrong, you need to put a comma not a full stop. That made “Champ” sound like a weird statement. Also why did you emphasise the word AND in capitals? Strange, but I like you, you’re alright kid.

      • DoobieDave

        Umm…I think you are getting chemists confused with pharmacists. Don’t worry we all get confused sometimes lil troll. You probably just more than others.

      • Sweet Pea

        No, wrong again DoobieDave, here in the UK they are widely known as ‘Chemists’… Nice try tho my man. A for effort, F for execution. Another ignorant American, shocking!

    • Lex Walker

      That’s not Kevin Smith, it’s Kevin James. You fattist. Do all fat actors look the same to you?

  • Hop

    Why? Why? WHY?

  • Tommy

    It’s official: Hollywood has lost his mind. What’s next? M&M’s: The movie? Star Wars Kid: The Next Generation? The Gangnam Style Rising?

    • Sweet Pea

      Whoa there, “The Gangnam Style Rising”… Racist much, Tommy?

      • Lex Walker

        Why is that racist?

      • Sweet Pea

        Typical right wing republican response. Go back to watching Fox News and get ready for tonight’s Rifle Club meeting, sh*tbird.

      • Lex Walker

        I’m neither right wing nor Republican, nor a viewer of Fox News. How is the play on “Dark Knight Rises” a la “The Gangnam Style Rising” racist?

      • Sweet Pea

        Exactly what a right-win republican who doesn’t want to admit it would say. Go back to demonstrating against “Obamacare” and leave the cinema talk to real cinema-lovers.

      • Lex Walker

        If you had even a shred of web savvy in your body, you’d click on my Disqus profile and see past comments on news items that show just how ridiculous you are calling me right-wing or republican. All you’re proving is that you’re a worthless troll who can’t come up with a rational explanation for calling someone else a racist.

      • Sweet Pea

        Ooooooo! Me thinks he doth protest too much…Hit a nerve did I? Save the rhetoric for your tea party meetings. I don’t need to check your post history pal, I know a bigot when I see one (or read his subtly racist internet posts).

      • Lex Walker

        Again, proof of just how worthless a troll you are.

      • Sweet Pea

        To be honest matey, I can’t believe you replied to any of that!

      • Lex Walker

        It’s too late to play that card, chump. You’ve already proven yourself incompetent.

      • Sweet Pea

        Whoa there pony, sounds like you’re getting overconfident now. Considering you made a sly racist comment, I’d get back in my box if I was you.

      • Lex Walker

        That comment would be witty if you’d point out how it was racist. But you can’t. You know you revealed your own personal racism when you misinterpreted what was an obvious play on a movie title, and now you either have to walk away with your own racism on display or try to play the “Kidding! I’m actually a troll” game until people let it go.

      • theseeker7

        I LOVE how much time that apparently two people are taking out of their day on here to have the most pointless argument in the history of mankind lol

      • mbmarquis69

        It actually begins to look like performance art after a while.

      • Sweet Pea

        It killed some time at work for me earlier and kept me mildly amused. How he kept biting back at the racism accusations were hard not to keep baiting. Stay blessed.

      • Lex Walker

        Isn’t the entire point of comments arguments to waste time at work? What does everyone else do?

  • Joeyaucoin

    Just admit it, you want this so bad it makes you sad.

  • Cale

    I feel like they’re referring to the Bill Murray Garfield movie, in which case they might as well compare this movie to Riding the Bus with My Sister [AKA The Movie Where Rosie O' Donnell plays a mentally handicapped person with disastrous results]

  • Wega

    If one is funnier than the next, it means it gets less and less funny.

  • Lizard King

    Yes! Maybe it will be a sequel to Jack and Jill! Adam Sandler can play 3 roles by putting on a cat suit and pouting. I’ve always said the world needs to give more chances to awful directors who insist on making the worst movies in history.

  • beetleborg33

    See why say Hollywood is dying

  • beetleborg33

    They already made a grumpy cat movie…Garfeild

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    Go Home Hollywood, you’re Drunk!!

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  • Matt

    To tell the truth, I’m really excited about this. Another movie that I will actively try to never ever ever ever see, under any conditions, ever.

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