It seems like we’ll be spoiled for alternative relating to motion pictures concerning the WallStreetBets / GameStop saga: Deadline is reporting that each MGM and Netflix have plans to make one, earlier than the mud has even settled (by way of Kotaku and Polygon). When you weren’t taking note of the stock-spikes, brief squeezes, and diamond palms that had been occurring final week, we have now an explainer that ought to get you caught up on the big picture.
MGM’s model of the film is about to based mostly as a e-book that hasn’t but been written. The writer of that e-book is Ben Mezrich, who wrote The Unintended Billionaires, which was the idea for David Fincher’s 2010 film The Social Community. Mezrich was apparently impressed by Fincher’s title, as he’s calling his new e-book The Delinquent Community.
Netflix is attempting to get Mark Boal, the screenwriter and a producer on The Damage Locker and Detroit, to write down its adaptation. (Does this imply we might see Kathryn Bigelow directing? Please say sure.) The corporate can be planning on having To All The Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than star Noah Centineo play a major role. Who he’ll be depicting is anybody’s guess, as a result of the story actually isn’t finished unfolding in actual life but.
I can think about it’s arduous to be a film producer tasked with turning the WallStreetBets story right into a film, as a result of on one hand you need to get it finished ASAP so the film remains to be topical, however on the opposite it’s important to wait till the story is completed earlier than you may actually begin engaged on it. Even now we’re seeing new developments as WallStreetBets begins to target SPACs (shell corporations meant to help private companies easily go public) and silver commodities. It will be a tragedy if a film didn’t embody a scene of a Redditor having to take supply of 300 bars of silver.
There’s additionally the query of how huge a job buying and selling platform Robinhood will play within the motion pictures. The platform created a firestorm of controversy and user anger when it halted the buying of WallStreetBets’s favorite stocks final week, however Forbes stories that the app is still getting a million downloads a day. It’s one thing that might be arduous to place right into a film, however is clearly an enormous a part of the story.
Neither film has a launch date but (once more, as a result of it’s arduous to inform when this complete factor will probably be over), or a lot expertise hooked up to talk of, however I’m excited to see how they end up. Hopefully one in every of these diversifications could possibly be like The Massive Quick, staring Michael Cera as u/DeepFuckingValue, and, if I’m actually dreaming right here, possibly they’ll each be launched the identical week like Netflix and Hulu’s competing Fyre Festival documentaries. Such weirdness would solely be becoming for absolutely the curler coaster that the GameStop inventory experience has been, and can seemingly proceed to be.