Moviehole caught up with Seth Green this week who let us in on a new project he’s working on.
“I’m gonna direct The Freshmen, which is a comic book that my friend Hugh Sterbakov and I created”, the “Sex Drive” star says.Â “We have two graphic novels in the marketplace, and we conceived it as a feature.Â But that’ll be the movie that I direct.”
“It is kids – it’s Revenge of the Nerds meets X-Men.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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.Â And then they are the victims of a scientific event, which gives them borderline useless superpowers.Â So now in addition to being these outcasts of the outcasts, they are additionally alienated, with a physical deformity.”
Green so they’re “writing the feature, and we’re gonna make it when it’s ready”.
This is too big a movie for Green to finance on his own, so he’s looking for a studio.
“You know, it’ll probably need a studio for release.Â My estimation is to make this movie the way we want to make it, we’ll need independent financing.Â But the nice thing about independent financing is, you know, a small-budget film is $35 million these days.Â And that’s about what we’d need to make it”.
We also asked Green why he has a beard at the moment.
“I’m doing Heroes.Â I’m doing a bit on Heroes“, he says, adding “Breckin Meyer and I are doing it together, which is awesome, because Breck and I have known each other forever and get to work together a lot, but rarely on-camera.Â So all our scenes are together, and it’s great”.
Green says they will be around for a “few episodes.Â Yeah.Â It’s an open-ended thing”.