A two-part feature documentary is set to launch on HBO Max in the US, and marks another entry into what promises to be an oft-adapted tale.
Whilst Gamestop – the bricks and mortar video games chain – often finds itself in the headlines for questionable reasons, last January the company found itself making the news for an entirely different reason, in a strange story that just kept getting stranger.
In an incredible storm of stock market volatility, the retailer saw its stock rise by 2500%, a stratospheric leap that caught the attention of news outlets around the world, not least because as a bricks and mortar chain who specialises in physical media, Gamestop’s incredible rise in value on the stock market ran counter to all conventional wisdom regarding the company’s worth.
The stock market run was caused by a group of investors, not from Wall Street as is usually the case, but who had organised themselves on Reddit, coming together to form a ‘short squeeze’. It was an audacious move which challenged the established Wall Street investment hedge fund crowd, and saw the Reddit group ultimately coming out victorious.
This David and Goliath story, of everyday people taking on the Wall Street and triumphing, is charted in another new feature-length documentary, Gaming Wall Street, and is set to arrive in March in the US.
Gaming Wall Street follows January’s Gamestop: Rise Of The Players, whilst also preceding what currently looks like two dramatic adaptations of the headline-grabbing saga. We reported back in February that MGM had moved quickly to secure the film adaptation rights for The Antisocial Network, which promises to tell the same story whilst Netflix, it seems, has been even quicker on the draw and already too has a project based on the same events in active development.
Oscar-winning scribe Mark Boal, who penned The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, is working on the script, whilst Noah Centineo has been attached to star. Centineo has starred in To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved and is also cast to play Atom Smasher opposite The Rock in Black Adam, and He-Man in the long-mooted Masters Of The Universe movie.
Adaptations and documentaries of this story continue to arrive as the events upon which the projects are based continue to unfold in real time. We’ll keep you posted as we hear of further developments, including a UK release date. In the meantime, you can check the trailer below.
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