Gamergate Movie in the Works From Amy Pascal, Zoe Quinn
Quinn's book will be published by Touchstone/Simon and Schuster and is due out on Sept. 15.
Amy Pascal has won a bidding war for the rights to Zoe Quinn's acclaimed memoir CRASH OVERRIDE: How to Save the Internet from Itself.
Quinn is the independent video game developer who was targeted online when a blog post by her ex-boyfriend went viral, sparking the widely-discussed Gamergate controversy. Quinn fought back, thus starting a conversation about the violent sexism in the gaming industry.
The memoir sold to Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, and will be released on Sept. 15, 2016.
Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, who met while working as journalists at the Wall Street Journal, are set to adapt to book for the screen.
Pascal will finance and produce the film under her Pascal Pictures banner, which is based at Sony Entertainment, with Entertainment 360 (Game of Thrones, Steve Jobs).
CAA brokered the deal.
Pascal knows a thing or two about internet bullies, having been one of the targets in a cyber attack on Sony Studios when she was the sitting co-chairperson.
Just last month, two panels at the SXSW festival centering on the issues surrounding Gamergate were canceled following threat of threats of violence.
Festival programmers later apologized for the cancelations, calling it a "mistake," and reinstated the panel discussions.