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King of Kong being remade, will be a mockumentary

07.11.2011

We all know that Hollywood is in the habit of remaking anything and everything, but this one took me a little off guard. And here I thought I was immune to such things.

You all remember THE KING OF KONG, the (sensationalized) documentary that pit Donkey Kong pro Steve Wiebe against video game god Billy Mitchell in a race to get the highest score possible for the game. It was an endearing little film, and a lot of fun, and so uh, what's happening with it now?

It's being remade as a dramatic mockumentary by the original man behind the film, Seth Gordon (who also just directed HORRIBLE BOSSES). As in, they will re-film the movie with actors instead of the actual people, and throw some more dramatic spice.

Why? Why would you do this? I don't understand.

"There’s a few different avenues [the film can take]. I’ve done some work on ‘Modern Family’ and ‘The Office’ and have worked in this doc style, and so that inspired me to say, instead of doing a traditional narrative feature script, what if we did the remake in the doc style? What doors what that open? What opportunities? What additional story could we tell? And that’s essentially the approach we took."

So because Modern Family and The Office are good, that's why this is happening? I'm exceptionally confused, and this in no way seems like a good idea.

Extra Tidbit: When are we see Waiting for Superman with Jaden and Willow Smith?
Source: The Playlist

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