Too Cool To Be Forgotten Producer Talks

<i>Too Cool To Be Forgotten</i> Producer Talks

Alex Robinson’s Too Cool To Be Forgotten is being adapted for film by producer Anthony Bregman, the man behind "Synecdoche, New York" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”; check out what he has to say on his new project.

One of the best cartoonist’s currently working in comics is Alex Robinson, author of critically and popularly acclaimed books such as Box Office Poison, Tricked and most recently A Kidnapped Santa Claus. Too Cool To Be Forgotten is another fan favourite, and thanks to Anthony Bregman will be making it to the big screen in the next couple of years (hopefully).

Too Cool tells the story of a middle-aged father who finds himself travelling back in time to when he was a teenager. Robinson, using his talents at telling emotionally powerful stories, takes us on a journey through the decisions that must be made; whether to relive the mistakes of those formative years or whether he should change his future.

Bregman sat down with MTV’s Splashpage and chatted about the movie, as well as the recent deal with Top Shelf, publishers of Too Cool.

MTV: ...what first attracted you to the book?

BREGMAN: What really feels unique about it is that it's very surprising where the story goes. It takes a genre that we're familiar with — the whole "I fall asleep and then I wake up and I'm in high school again" thing — and it gives it such an incredible, emotional bang for that experience. It's something you've never really seen in those "17 Again"-type movies. And that's what we're shooting for. It has a lot in common with another film I did, "Eternal Sunshine," where it took another high-concept mechanism and squeezes a much more complicated and emotional story out of it.

It pretends to be familiar and then it really surprises you with how deep and how moving this familiar trope can become.

The deal sees Top Shelf Production enter into an agreement with Bregman and media entrepreneur John S. Johnson and gives the pair a 33% ownership and first look at all new Top Shelf projects for TV and film development. It also looks as if they have access to the back catalogue of Top Shelf stories which include such classics as Blankets by Craig Thompson, Lost Girls by Alan Moore, Super Spy by Matt Kindt and thee Surrogates by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele.

Check out the full interview for more information.
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