Seth Green Wants to Direct ‘The Freshmen’
"I’m gonna direct The Freshmen, which is a comic book that my friend Hugh Sterbakov and I created", Seth Green told Moviehole. "We have two graphic novels in the marketplace, and we conceived it as a feature. But that’ll be the movie that I direct."
"It is kids – it’s Revenge of the Nerds meets X-Men. It’s kids in their first year of college, their first days of college, leaving the nest for the first time, awkwardly discovering their own identifies, trying to cast off all the things that have been placed on them throughout their scholastic career, and define their own identity in college. And these kids are – you know, because of the overflow of the enrollment, they’re put into the science building, where they don’t even have permanent housing. And, you know, now this is a makeshift group they’re supposed to be best friends with, and they find themselves at a fraternity party where they are the butt of every joke and humiliated beyond their imagination. And then they go back to the dorm and kind of mull over the notion of being trapped in this place for the next four years. And then they are the victims of a scientific event, which gives them borderline useless superpowers. So now in addition to being these outcasts of the outcasts, they are additi
onally alienated, with a physical deformity."
The Top Cow series debuted in 2005 and has since seen two six-issue miniseries which have both been collected plus a Yearbook and most recently a Summer Vacation Special. Despite its success as a comic book, Green recognizes that he’ll need some help getting this turned into a film.
"You know, it’ll probably need a studio for release. My estimation is to make this movie the way we want to make it, we’ll need independent financing. But the nice thing about independent financing is, you know, a small-budget film is $35 million these days. And that’s about what we’d need to make it".