Actor Jack Black and his production company Electric Dynamite have acquired the rights to remake independent film Wizard's Way, a British mockumentary about massively multiplayer online role-players, reports The LA Times.
The original Wizard's Way will be shown at Slamdance Film Festival on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah. The film was written and directed by filmmakers and fiction authors Socrates Adams, Chris Killen and Joe Stretch, credited as a group on the film under "Metal Man." The trio also star in the film.
The film was originally created in 2012 and has been recognized by other festivals, and earned the Loco Film Festival's Discovery Award for 2013.
Wizard's Way details the lives of Julian "Windows" Andrews and Barry Tubbulb, two highly prolific gamers who spend much of their time playing an old fantasy MMO called Wizard's Way. The pair, also filmmakers, discover a secret about the game that will change their lives forever and an all-out war erupts between the gamers and a group of hipsters. One of them finally decides to find his in-game Wizard's Way wife in the real world and sets out on a quest to find her.