Industry News - King of Kong to be in a Theater near you?
Billy Mitchell and Steve Weibe are known for the ongoing battle for the title of King of Kong. They both have spent a significant portion of time trying to get the best score on the original Donkey Kong game. Their documentary "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters"Â is greatly known throughout the gaming world and has developed a cult following. If you thought we couldn't get enough of these two, you were WRONG!
There have been talks about making a featured film. They are currently working on the script and working with New Line Cinema. It is going to be interesting to see if they capture the magic from the documentary and put it a scripted film.
There are some concerns about making this movie. The success of this movie was a complete shock to many. The timing and release of the original documentary helped to make it successful. The writers for the new film will need to address that we are in a different era, where Donkey Kong and Mario are not the face of gaming but Halo and Call of Duty. Instead, these games have moved into the classic realm of gaming. They represent gaming nostalgia. This should be interesting project for New Line to work on, can't wait for it to come out.
Written by Evil Ambassador Caleb King