Warner Bros. is developing a feature film based on long-running Archie comics. The series has been around since 1941, but has never been adapted into a feature film. It’s a bit of a tough sell since the comics are inoffensive and fairly static but perhaps—oh wait. They’re adding zombies. Never mind. According to Deadline, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee) will adapt his comic Afterlife with Archie, “which ponders a zombie apocalypse in suburban New York and isn’t replacing the usual Archie Comics, just supplementing them.” The idea is to put Archie, Jughead, and the rest of the Riverdale gang into horror situations like The Stand or Evil Dead. Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) is set to direct with Roy Lee and Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) producing.
Hit the jump for more. [Update: Variety has refuted Deadline's report, noting that the Archie movie will not involve zombies, and will instead be a coming-of-age comedy in which Archie faces a "teenage midlife crisis" and must find his purpose in life before graduation. Our original story follows after the jump.]