Please GameStop it, Hollywood
Okay, screenwriters, directors, authors, and production companies — we get it. You have some experience telling stories about Wall Street, the video game industry, or social networks, and you see some mighty big dollar signs in the true tale of how Reddit managed to drive an ailing video game retailer’s stocks to completely ridiculous highs through sheer power of will plus a David versus Goliath narrative that probably doesn’t hold up under close examination.
So you’re making movies — four of them — and a TV show. Why not? It’s not like any one person has the rights to a news event like this!
As of Friday, February 5th:
- HBO now has a movie from the guy who wrote Too Big to Fail and co-created Showtime’s Billions
- MGM optioned a…