It's happened, everyone! Movies are now being developed from memes.
They've mined tv shows, video games, amusement park rides, board games, and with the Angry Birds movie in the works, even apps, and now they're moving on to a single still image of a cat. Grumpy Cat, the naturally angry-looking cat that has swept the internet since being posted on Reddit last year, is getting a movie.
Broken Road's Todd Garner and Sean Robbins will produce the film, which will reportedly feature a talking version of the cat (perhaps in CG?)
“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy," said Garner. "You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character.”
Now that movie studios are officially encroaching on the dumb little things we love on the internet, is there anywhere we can go to have some brief, unadulterated joy? Or is Having a Beer on the Porch: the Movie next?