Gore Verbinski plans MMORPG addict movie

wsj_verbinskiAccording to Variety, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski has secured the rights to “Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?,” a 2007 Wall Street Journal article about Dutch Hoorenbeek, a strapping motorcycle-riding strip club owner married to the redheaded sexpot Tenaj Jackalope… except that Duch Hoorenbeek is actually the Second Life avatar of Ric Hoogestraat, a 53-year old chain-smoking diabetic who is actually married to Sue Hoogestraat, a woman who was (in 2007) increasingly becoming impatient with a supposed “game” that was threatening to take over his First Life.

While the film will not necessarily draw on the particulars of the story, it will be penned by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) and center around “the online fantasy role-playing world and its detrimental impact on the real lives of players.”

Up next for Verbinski, however, are the Bioshock adaptation and a chapter of the supposedly-still-upcoming Heavy Metal anthology. He also plans to team up with Johnny Depp again for the CG-animated Rango.

Posted on December 17, 2008 at 00:12 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: News