Former Sony Footage exec snags the rights for a 'GamerGate' film

Former Sony Pictures exec snags the rights for a 'GamerGate' movie

Former head of Sony Footage Amy Pascal is engaged on a movie based mostly on a coming memoir from Zoe Quinn, the sport developer on the coronary heart of the web controversy referred to as “GamerGate.” Quinn’s memoir, Crash Override: How To Save The Web From Itself, is because of be revealed in September 2016 by Touchstone (a Simon & Schuster imprint), Deadline reviews. Pascal, who now heads a manufacturing firm beneath Sony, gained the rights to Crash Override following a bidding warfare, in response to the location. The movie is tentatively named Management Alt Delete and Scarlet Johansson is wanting on the script.

The story will give attention to Quinn as she fights towards a wave of on-line harassment after a weblog publish from her ex-boyfriend goes viral. Quinn’s proposal, offered within the preliminary report, outlines the main themes of her memoir and the movie: “Gaming and web message boards was area of interest pursuits, principally for younger males. Prior to now few years, nevertheless, they’ve gone mainstream…. However a vocal minority are clinging onto the model of Cheetos-and-Mountain-Dew exclusionary id ‘hardcore gamer.'”

I’m principally hoping to do the subject material justice and scale back the variety of occasions individuals hear “it is simply the web get offline”

— Sugar Ray Jepsen (@TheQuinnspiracy) November 6, 2015

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