This is a subject I’ve written about multiple times before, but it always comes up because so many docs are announced as getting remakes that haven’t (yet, if ever) seen the light of day. Titles that have been optioned or even bought include "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," "Racing Dreams," "The Bengali Detective," "Page One: Inside the New York Times," Hands on a Hard Body," "Crazy Love," "Young @ Heart," "Murderball," "Bra Boys," "Chicago 10" and the "Paradise Lost" films.
Now we can add two more to the bunch, through separate bits of news out of Sundance. Current competition title "Indie Game: The Movie," which is about independent video game designers, has been picked up by HBO and producer Scott Rudin as inspiration for a fictional comedy series. This is similar to a deal HBO made at last year’s fest to adapt "Knuckle" into a series.
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