Thursday, May 30, 2013

'Grumpy Cat' Movie Deal Struck, Marking the Moment That Internet Culture Becomes Ouroboros

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Memes, increasingly, make the Web go 'round, and nothing has struck the Internet's weird, cat-obsessed imagination quite like Arizona's own Grumpy Cat.

Well, someone out there thought "saturating the Internet with a silly lookin' cat's head isn't enough...this cat needs a movie!" Someone else agreed with that thought.

Now, those two people might be in line for raises:

Broken Road Productions, the film studio that brought you such classic titles as Jack and Jill and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, has negotiated a deal for a family film starring the Internet’s favorite curmudgeon, Grumpy Cat. Bad news: It will probably not be 90 minutes of following her while she crawls around her Arizona home, which is what the Internet really wants.

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Unfortunately, they’re looking to “build a big family comedy around this character,” according to producer Todd Garner, so odds are this movie is going to try to have a plot and characters and lame stuff like that. Grumpycat will probably even talk, too. If that’s the case, then they should get the adorable voice actress that Tumblr Storyboard used in the video below. That might make the inevitably hacky jokes just a little more bearable.

I disagree, Geekosystem writer Victoria McNally. This is the Garfield movie, given new form and shape — and unfortunately, won't have anything to do with Bill F—king Murray.

How do you feel about this idea, Grumpy Cat?

Us too, Grumpy Cat. Us too.
  • Us too, Grumpy Cat. Us too.

[h/t: Geekosystem]

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