Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grumpy Cat is getting a movie because, ugh

Tardar Sauce, more commonly known as Grumpy Cat, is going to get herself a movie deal.

Grumpy Cat is getting a movie because, ugh

Tardar Sauce, more commonly known as Grumpy Cat, is going to get herself a movie deal. Yes, really. The Grumpy Cat meme really took off last year, as Tardar Sauce was named the most influential cat of 2012 (because that's an award that actually exists). The cat also landed a bunch of merchandise deals, made a slew of television appearances, and received more Twitter mentions than anyone (thing?) else at SXSWi.

As Philly.com's resident cat video expert, it's important for me to call attention to the fact that a Grumpy Cat movie means bad things for America. The last thing we want is for every meme to think it's worthy of a film. Suddenly New Line will be greenlighting Untitled Scumbag Steve Project and there will be a bidding war over the rights to Confession Bear's back story. Plus, we already have a film franchise based on jokes written on top of still images of a grumpy cat. How'd that work out for everyone?

Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robins, and Grumpy Cat’s reps (manager Ben Lashes and rep Al Hassas) have teamed up to produce and assemble a package for a Garfield-like feature film with the famous frowning feline at the center. Here, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) will be given the power of speech.

Seriously, who does Todd Garner think he is? Awesome-O?! The saddest part is that it will probably be a box office smash, which means we should already be bracing ourselves for Grumpy Cat 2: The Reckoning and Grumpy Cat Part III: Rise of the Return of the Revenge of the Clones/Aliens/Robots/Scary CGI Force TBD. Ugh, Hollywood sucks. [Deadline]

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