It appears like we’ll be spoiled for alternative in relation to films in regards to the WallStreetBets / GameStop saga: Deadline is reporting that each MGM and Netflix have plans to make one, earlier than the mud has even settled (through Kotaku and Polygon). In case you weren’t taking note of the stock-spikes, quick squeezes, and diamond arms that have been occurring final week, now we have 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 ebook that hasn’t but been written. The creator of that ebook is Ben Mezrich, who wrote The Unintentional 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 ebook The Delinquent Community.
Netflix is attempting to get Mark Boal, the screenwriter and a producer on The Harm Locker and Detroit, to put in writing its adaptation. (Does this imply we might see Kathryn Bigelow directing? Please say sure.) The corporate can also 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 achieved unfolding in actual life but.
I can think about it’s onerous 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 achieved ASAP so the film continues to be topical, however on the opposite it’s important to wait till the story is completed earlier than you possibly can actually begin engaged on it. Even now we’re seeing new developments as WallStreetBets begins to target SPACs (shell firms meant to help private companies easily go public) and silver commodities. It could 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 large a job buying and selling platform Robinhood will play within the films. 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 will be onerous to place right into a film, however is clearly a giant a part of the story.
Neither film has a launch date but (once more, as a result of it’s onerous to inform when this entire factor might be over), or a lot expertise connected to talk of, however I’m excited to see how they end up. Hopefully one among these variations could possibly be like The Huge 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 trip has been, and can seemingly proceed to be.