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Seth Rogen is making a movie about a deadly meme

The sloth meme can end the world.


Nahila Bonfiglio


Posted on Jan 29, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 4:47 pm CDT

Seth Rogen’s production company, Point Grey, is diving into a new horror-thriller film about an apocalyptic meme. Because if there were ever a time that the public could believe in a murderous meme, it is now.

The upcoming movie is titled Memetic, and is based on a Boom! Studios comic of the same name. The original comic, written by James Tynion IV, focuses on a meme called the Good Time Sloth. Viewing the meme sends people into a violent, 28 Days Later-style rage, eventually leading to complete societal breakdown.


The story follows a young man named Aaron on his journey through the new, violent world in search of his boyfriend. Aaron’s colorblindness somehow makes him immune to the meme and its strange side-effects. Lionsgate is in the midst of final talks to pick up the film, which will be written by Mattson Tomlin. Tomlin is the co-writer on the upcoming The Batman starring Robert Pattinson.

Memetic is not the only comic book adaptation Rogen’s production company is collaborating with Tomlin on. Fear Agent, a Dark Horse Comics series, will soon be adapted by the team into a show on Amazon Prime. We do not yet know a release date for either project.


H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Jan 29, 2020, 9:30 am CST