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Game developer Zoe Quinn sold the film rights to her upcoming memoir, Crash Override: How to Save the Internet From Itself, to Amy Pascal from Sony Pictures. Scarlett Johansson (among others) is allegedly already interested in portraying Quinn in the movie adaptation.
The movie deal was based on a proposal titled Control Alt Delete, and tells the story of how Quinn, creator of such hip interactive games as Depression Quest, was targeted by a digital mob bent on upending her life when a blog post by her ex-boyfriend went viral. It sparked the widely-discussed Gamergate controversy and took a surprising turn when instead of running, she decided to fight back. It is a very inside look at gaming and nerd culture and what happens when one gets caught in the gears of that machine.

Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum will adapt the memoir to film.Pascal will produce the film under her Pascal Pictures branding, which is a Sony-based studio.

Quinn offered up a few words of her own about the memoir and potential movie.

It might be a stretch to say that without the constant harassment from people like GamerGate or other terrible and/or ignorant people, probably none of this would have ever happened. However, I'm sure sure all of GG are absolutely thrilled that this happening.

(via Deadline and IGN)