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    Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:06:10

    Gore Verbinski to Develop Fantasy Role Playing Film - Based on <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article

    Gore Verbinski, his Blind Wink Productions banner, and Universal have acquired the rights to a 2007 Wall Street Journal article about the world of online fantasy role playing. They will use the article as source material for a film about how role playing games have negatively impacted the lives of the players who become immersed in virtual worlds.

    Verbinski is developing the film as a directing vehicle for himself. The article, written by Alexandra Alter, features a 53-year-old man who is a married, chain-smoking diabetic in real life, but spends nearly 20 hours a day portraying himself as a muscular entrepreneur online.

    Screenwriter Steve Knight, who wrote Eastern Promises, will translate the article into a screenplay.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    12.24.08



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