NEWS: King of Kong: The Movie the Musical

My only question is, What took them so long? If you haven’t seen the high scoring and completely entertaining King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, then you should. In a nutshell, it’s a fascinating documentary about two video game rivals locked in a quest for Donkey Kong dominance. They aren’t just competitors, they’re legit foes who don’t care much for each other outside of the gaming ring either.

The mulleted Billy Mitchell versus the more grounded yet still weirdly obsessed Steve Weibe made for documentary movie magic, but a musical? Sure, why not? Director Seth Gordon told IGN recently that plans are indeed in the works for a musical based on the acrimonious relationship between these two video game “athletes”. Donkey Kong continues to dominate our culture, god bless that hairy old ape.

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