(Edited by St. Martyne (3562), Jun 09, 2008)ATARI Biopic Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
St. Martyne (3562), Jun 08, 2008
Paramount Pictures has secured rights to produce a period movie based on the dawn of video game industry. Following one of the most successful video game company through the prism of life of its founder, Nolan Bushnell.
Taking its cue from the script written by Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman the film will allegedly feature Leonardo DiCaprio as Bushnell himself. It is currently uncertain how much truth there is to this statement. Perhaps DiCaprio will take a much smaller role or will limit his involvement with just a producer credit.
You all might already know that the history of ATARI has already been captured on film by one of its game designers, Howard Scott Warshaw. You can purchase four episodes of Once Upon Atari at this location.
I guess Mr. Bushnell will be flattered if this rumour turns out to be true :)
Where do I view the "Once Upon Atari" episodes? The web page has a link that takes you to a page that shows you each episode name but the links from there take you to a page to order the DVD.
Well, yeah. I think I phrased it badly, you can watch them, but you will have to buy them first.
DiCaprio is to play the role of the 2600 power-supply. I'm hoping they'll up his role to joystick or cartridge box.
Yeah DiCaprio totally looks like Bushnell.. *cough*
He's also supposedly starring in a remake of Akira.
Well, I think it's good casting. I mean, watching a DiCaprio flick *does* seem to generate the same sort of feelings one gets while playing "E.T." on the 2600, in my experience.
Maybe the film will end with Leo getting buried in the desert by EVIL GAME DISPOSAL HOOLIGANS~! Typical Hollywood imbelishments...now with a societal message!
Additionally, I think Uwe Boll should direct. No, really. He has a certain touch with game related films.
Hey, What's Eating Gilbert Grape wasn't so bad.
You're absolutely right, Mom. And I also like Catch Me If You Can. I know Di Caprio isn't the best actor in the planet, but sometimes I guess he's too much underrated.
He did much better than Matt Damon in The Departed too.