Please GameStop it, Hollywood

 theverge.com  02/05/2021 21:57:56   Sean Hollister
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Okay, screenwriters, directors, authors, and production companies  we get it. You have some experience telling stories about Wall Street, the video game industry, or social networks, and you see some mighty big dollar signs in the true tale of how Reddit managed to drive an ailing video game retailers stocks to completely ridiculous highs through sheer power of will plus a David versus Goliath narrative that probably doesnt hold up under close examination.

So youre making movies  four of them  and a TV show. Why not? Its not like any one person has the rights to a news event like this!

As of Friday, February 5th:

No. But just in case yes, we imagine this set of completely disparate productions will need some excellent titles going forward. May we humbly suggest:

  • GameStop: Never Stop Stopping
  • Uncut GMEs
  • Meme Streets
  • Short Stop
  • From Pre-Order to Stock Order
  • I Have No Shares, and I Must Sell
  • Hate the Player, Not the GME
  • The Weeb of Wall Street
  • The Game is Up
  • GameStop Wont Stop
  • Diamond Hands
  • Robinhood and the Men in Gamer Chairs
  • To The Moon, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and HODL
  • This Theater Still Exists Because of This Movies Events (remember AMC?)
  • The Bankrupting of the Hedge Fund Melvin Capital by the Internet Message Board WallStreetBets

P.S. The dictionary definition of the word stonk is a concentrated artillery bombardment, so if I told you there is now a stonk of GameStop movies in development, that would largely be correct.

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