Report: Another GameStonk Movie Is In The Works At Netflix

Report: Another GameStonk Movie Is In The Works At Netflix
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Less than a day after news broke that MGM had acquired filming rights for an upcoming book about the ongoing GameStop stock situation, Deadline is reporting that another GameStonk movie is being developed at Netflix.

The streaming giant is reportedly in talks with Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, to pen a GameStop movie, with All The Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo in a major role.

While those involved declined to comment, Deadline writes that the Netflix film is meant to paint a larger picture of how social media has “leveled the playing field” between those with and without institutional power. The online campaign to jack up GameStop share prices and defund short-shelling investors will reportedly be compared to last month’s assault on the United States capitol building by far-right conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters. This is due to how both events largely coalesce on the internet, which is certainly a decision.

The other announced GameStop project is based on an as-of-yet unwritten manuscript by Ben Mezrich, whose 2009 book about Facebook’s founding, The Accidental Billionaires, previously inspired the David Fincher-direct biopic The Social Network in 2010. Why we need two of these is above my paygrade, but I’m sure both will handle this momentous event, in which all of capitalism’s bullshit has been laid bare, with thoughtful insight and care.

Comments

  • I wonder which movie will paint the rich guys getting hosed as being the victims of dirty law breaking ‘hackers’ like one idiot financial editor I saw…

    Probably depends who the shareholders of each company is I guess.

    • lol. You’re really dirty on perceived negative coverage here.

      The vast majority of coverage has been vaguely positive to verging on cheerleading, including around here where Kotaku writers have boasted of personally buying into the memefest.

      There is literally no chance that Hollywood is going to make a little guy gets stomped by big institutional interests movie.

      And you say rich guys getting hosed as if the other guys aren’t rich as well. Sure, these guys weren’t billionaire rich, but at least some were employed in finance and more than one of the early buyers were in their thirties with enough cash on hand to blow ~US$50k on speculative bets in the stock market.

      We’re not talking about minimum wage Walmart checkout operators here. We’re talking about a bunch of people who had subscribed to a Reddit discussion room that was dedicated to discussing sharemarket tips for lols.

      • You especially should be the absolute last to talk about anyone else being really dirty on anything.

        You’ve been getting bent out of shape anytime someone says two words about this shit, especially when they say anything seemingly negative about the hedge fund types. I’ve seen more pissy outbursts and bitching from you on this whole thing than basically any other topic I can ever recall a single person commenting on.

        So what exactly is your damage? Amateur trader piss in your cereal?

        • Don’t assume that just because I don’t buy your constant victim act and edgy break the system attitude means I’m dirty on anything. I just find it amusing to point out self-delusion and hypocrisy.

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