Top Shelf graphic novel Too Cool To Be Forgotten is being adapted for the big screen. Comingsoon reports that Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko have been hired to write the script. Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Daniel Crown of Red Crown Produtions are producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman.
Stefanie Azpiazu and Riva Marker are serving as exec producers on the film. The project has been gestating since 2009, when Likely Story signed a first-look deal with Top Shelf Comix.
Too Cool To Be Forgotten is from cartoonist Alex Robinson. Robinson is known for Box Office Poison and Tricked. Too Cool earned Robinson the Harvey Award for Best Original Graphic Novel.
Here is a description:
The story revolves around family man Andy Wicks who goes to a hypnosis clinic to break a 25-year smoking habit. While mocking the session as "mumbo jumbo," he is suddenly transformed into his 15-year-old self back in 1985. With his 40-something mind still intact, and convinced that he is just experiencing a hypnosis-induced brain state, he is nonetheless forced to relive the horrors of algebra class, visits to the principal, elaborate social hierarchies, and, of course, intense sexual frustration. Is he doomed to relive the mistakes of his past, or can he revise history to finally get things right in his life?
Here is what Bregman had to say about the project:
"'Too Cool to be Forgotten' is a story that demonstrates that comic books can be as profound and moving as they can be funny and entertaining, and that is exactly what this team hopes to replicate on the screen."
This sounds like a cool graphic novel, and I am interested to see it come to life What are your thoughts on this news? Do you think that Too Cool will make a good film?