Fanboys screenwriter heads to the Thundercade (updated)

Variety reports that Fanboys screenwriter Ernie Cline has completed a script called Thundercade, about “a videogame junkie who faces a midlife crisis when he discovers a young punk has beaten the world record he has held since his teens. Determined to reclaim his place in gaming history, he and two friends escape their 9-to-5 lives for a shot to win Thundercade, the world’s ultimate gaming championship.” Lakeshore Entertainment intends to fast-track the film once a director has been hired — perhaps to beat the similarly-themed King of Kong feature adaptation to screens?

Update: AICN dismisses the similarities between Thundercade and King of Kong (as well as Chasing Ghosts, which I hadn’t heard of) by mentioning that the treatment had been submitted to the WGA back in 2006 — well before either documentary had seen the light of day. 

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 08:45 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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