Time Traveling Archie Movie

In case you haven’t heard, the classic comic character Archie is coming to The CW in the form of a TV series called Riverdale. It’s a modern, dark approach to the source material that has Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and more dealing with a death in their small town, secrets waiting to be discovered, and something dark and dangerous biding its time.

It’s a far cry from the original Archie comics that fans are used to, but there was a brief moment when the pitch for a project adapting these characters for the screen would have been drastically different. Believe it or not, there was a time when Riverdale could have been a movie starring Louis C.K. as a time-traveling Archie.

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Riverdale teaser trailer

Take Archie, mash it up with Gossip Girl, and add a sprinkling of Twin Peaks, and you’ll probably end up with something like Riverdale, The CW’s new sexed-up murder mystery drama about suspiciously hot teenagers in a seemingly sleepy, actually quite creepy little town. As the show’s midseason premiere date approaches, The CW has unveiled a new Riverdale teaser trailer that sets up some of the major drama to come. See the new Riverdale teaser trailer below.

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molly ringwald riverdale

Molly Ringwald has signed on to play a recurring role in The CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie comics. The actress, famous for her work with John Hughes, is going to appear in two episodes as Archie’s mother, Mary Andrews. In the comics, Mary tends to keep order in the family, but the character has undergone some changes for the Greg Berlanti-produced and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa-created Riverdale.

Below, learn more about the Molly Ringwald Riverdale casting news.  Read More »

riverdale promo

A murder mystery, a buff Archie, and plenty of teen angst are what a new Riverdale promo is selling. The CW’s take on the Archie comics is a present-day, slightly melodramatic look at Archie and the gang in their hometown of Riverdale, a place harboring a lot of dark secrets. The pilot debuted this year at San Diego Comic-Con, but it’ll air early next year on The CW.

Below, watch the Riverdale promo.

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Riverdale CW

Riverdale opens with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) explaining the summer that changed everyone’s lives. Since the character’s narration – he’s writing a novel – is filling audiences in on a teenager’s death, the tone is somber, which is a tone that doesn’t always work for the Riverdale pilot. When the first half-hour of the series gets dramatic, it feels too soon, as if the series’ creators, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti and their writers presume we’re already on board with these characters simply because of who they are. What does makes us like some of these characters in the pilot is not the forced drama, but the easygoing charm amongst the kids, especially Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)

Below, read our Riverdale Comic-Con reaction.

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Archie

Back in 2014, Fox began developing a show based on the long-running comic book series “Archie.” Greg Berlanti–who’s no stranger to comic book adaptations, having worked on The Flash and Arrow–is producing Riverdale, and chief creative officer of Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl), wrote the pilot. The one-hour drama is no longer set up at Fox, though. The CW is the new home to the series, which stars KJ Apa (Archie Andrews), Camilla Mendes (Veronica Lodge), Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), and Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones).

The first promo image–a shot of the main cast–was recently released. Below, check out the Riverdale first look.

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Michael J. Fox robot dog

Michael J. Fox has a new movie project, and it follows up on his three-film gig voicing the title character in the Stuart Little movies. Fox will voice a robot dog in A.R.C.H.I.E., a film about a robot dog voiced by Michael J. Fox. In fact, the movie seems to be mostly complete already, but the news of Fox signing on will give it that extra boost every robot dog movie can use. Read More »

Fox Developing Archie Comics TV Series ‘Riverdale’

Archie Comics

Following the successes of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., yet another comic book series is being turned into a TV show. Only this one’s not based on Marvel, DC, or indeed any superhero franchise at all.

Fox is developing Riverdale, a new drama based on characters from the Archie comics. Greg Berlanti (of Arrow, The Flash, and the upcoming Supergirl) is producing and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (the chief creative officer of Archie Comics) is writing. More on the Archie Comics TV series after the jump.

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Archie Girls

Girls‘ Adam Driver was the subject of some comic book rumors recently, as was his co-star Allison Williams. Now Girls creator Lena Dunham is getting some comic book news of her very own, albeit not of the superhero movie casting variety.

Dunham has been set to pen a four-issue story arc for Archie Comics, with the first installment debuting sometime in 2015. Apparently she’s a longtime fan of the series, and even owns the first Archie comic. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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Archie Comics

Just about every other popular comic book character has made it to the big screen in one form or other, so it was just a matter of time before someone got it in their head to make Archie into a feature film. And that someone, apparently, is Warner Bros.

The studio has just closed a deal to make a live-action movie based on the long-running comic, with Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) directing and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (the new Carrie) writing. There’s no official logline right now, but there’s reason to believe the team will spice up Archie’s usual high school shenanigans with the presence of zombies. Yes, really. Hit the jump to learn what Archie has to do with the undead.

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