Lionsgate is currently in negotiations for the rights to BOOM! Studios’ horror graphic novel series Memetic, according to THR.
The studio has a film adaptation of the series in mind, and Seth Rogen is already attached to produce it through his Point Grey banner. Other projects co-produced by the company include Long Shot, The Disaster Artist, Blockers and Sausage Party.
If you don’t know much about Memetic, here’s a quick synopsis:
Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads to multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponised meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.
Created by James Tynion IV, artist Eryk Donovan and colourist Adam Guzowski, Memetic was first published in 2015 and consists of three issues.
The film adaptation is being penned by The Batman co-writer Mattson Tomlin. Point Grey’s Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce alongside Rogen, with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Ritchie and Stephen Christie producing for the company. Meredith Wieck and Scott O’Brien will oversee the film for Lionsgate with Josh Fagen of Point Grey.
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