Grumpy Cat meme spawns film
At least 'Pirates of the Caribbean' had a theme park ride to base itself on...
News has now emerged that the first film based on an internet meme is to go into production.
'Grumpy Cat' is to be made into a film by the producer behind films like 'Zookeeper' and the much-derided Adam Sandler movie 'Jack and Jill'.
Producer Todd Garner reckons there's enough material behind the picture of the notoriously miserable feline to base a family comedy on.
“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy,” he said.
“You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character.”
The picture of the cat, a snowshoe breed called Tardar Sauce from Morristown, Arizona, owned by Tabitha Bundesen, emerged on Reddit last year and memes based on its glum countenance quickly spread across the web (see below for some of our favourites).