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KING OF KONG remake to be done in “documentary style” according to Seth Gordon

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 8th, 2011

As he watches his latest film, HORRIBLE BOSSES, hit theaters this weekend, director Seth Gordon is starting to talk about projects that he has lined up for his future, particularly one that has been on his slate for a while now.

Gordon will be helming the long talked-about remake of the great documentary, THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS, a project that he’s been attached to for some time. Along with films like the upcoming remake of WARGAMES and THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK, Gordon appears to be hell bent on getting this one, not only to the big screen, but to the big screen in an interesting way.

The director revealed to The Playlist that the KING OF KONG remake will be done in a documentary style. He said that he’s “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?”

He goes on to say that that will be the way that they took the film after coming up with that idea. Personally, while I’m not sure this film needs to be remade, but with Gordon behind the camera and the film being in the guise of a faux documentary could be really interesting. I think this project could breed a really good film, so here’s to hoping that is exactly what we get.

What do you think?

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