Seth Green has built up a long resume as actor, writer and producer in a relatively short time, and he's about to add first-time movie director to the list. He tells Moviehole that he plans to direct The Freshmen, an adaptation of a comic book he and Hugh Sterbakov created for Top Cow Productions. (Hey, that's my old alma mater, too!) The story, as Green describes it, is a cross between Revenge of the Nerds and X-Men, and revolves around a group of misfit kids just starting off in college only to find themselves beset by mostly minor super powers. One guy compulsively hoards nuts, another has intoxicating belches, and another guy's lengthy endowments suddenly give "freshman fifteen" a whole new meaning.
If you're a college kid yourself and wondering how you'll find the money for movie tickets in your already tight ramen noodle budget, don't panic. You've likely got a wait ahead of you, as Green won't be rushing into production to ride the ever-growing wave of comic book movie popularity. In fact, according to the report, he's just now writing it and only plans to "make it when it's ready." Green says he also wants to secure independent financing to the tune of an estimated $35 million and needs pin down a studio for release.
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