Coming Soon: Archie Movie

It will be the first in the comic's history
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 7, 2013 12:32 PM CDT
This comic image released by Archie Comics shows Veronica, Archie, and Betty.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – Archie's old Riverdale gang is headed to the big screen. Warner Bros. will produce a live-action film based on the comic's characters, including Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead. It will be the first feature film for the 72-year-old comic. No word yet on casting or a start date. The strangest part of the story is that the script will be handled by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also writes for Glee and Marvel Comics. One of his first plays, originally titled Archie's Weird Fantasy, was about Archie coming out of the closet. After legal action was threatened, the Atlanta production was changed to Weird Comic Book Fantasy with the characters' names changed. (Read more Archie Comics stories.)

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