Have you ever had the dream/nightmare of having to relive your teenage years? If you could take a lifetime of knowledge back with you to your days in high school, what would you do differently? Those are the questions posed by Alex Robinson’s 2008 graphic novel Too Cool to Be Forgotten. The Harvey Award winning novel tells the story of a 40-year-old man who attempts to break his life-long smoking habit through hypnosis, only to find himself transported back into his 15 year old body.
In January producer Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and a business partner bought a 33% share in Top Shelf Productions, the publisher of Too Cool. This arrangement gives Bregman’s production company, Likely Story, a first look deal for all screen adaptations of Top Shelf’s library. Too Cool is set to be Likely Story’s first Top Shelf adaptation and according to Pajiba, it now seems that comedian David Wain is interested in directing the movie.
No word yet on who might be up for the lead role or when production might begin. We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.