Way back in June 2009, I brought you the news that Alex Robinson's excellent graphic novel "Too Cool To Be Forgotten" had been picked up for adaptation by "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Synecdoche" producer Anthony Bregman. When I spoke to Bregman about the deal a few months ago, he said there were a number of potential directors being pursued for the project, with the chief qualification being "people who are able to tell a funny story and at the same time an emotional story."
A new report indicates that Bregman and Top Shelf Productions might have found their filmmaker.
According to Pajiba, "Role Models" director David Wain is considering "Too Cool" for his next project. Given the moderate success of his 2008 comedy starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, the site reports that Wain is not only a good fit for the project but also has connections to several potential actors who could play the film's lead role.
"Too Cool To Be Forgotten" tells the story of a middle-aged father who accidentally travels back in time to his teenage years, and must decide between reliving the mistakes of his awkward years or changing his future and erasing the life he knew. The book was published in July 2008.
According to the site, Wain's interest in the project likely makes his "Role Models" star Paul Rudd a chief contender for the role of time-traveling main character Andy Wicks.
Keep it locked to Splash Page for more news as it develops.
Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!