An eight-episode restricted collection exploring the unraveling and scandals behind sunken crypto trade FTX and its management is slated to quickly start manufacturing.
The collection has been bought by expertise conglomerate Amazon, and can possible air on Amazon’s video streaming service Prime.
It’s understood to be based mostly on “insider reporting” from journalists covering FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried in line with a Nov. 23 report from the leisure journal Variety.
Brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, famed for steering Avengers: Endgame and a number of different Marvel-owned films are reported to have offered the thought to Amazon and are slated to direct the mini-series.
Details are sparse with what path the collection will take, the supply materials it’ll draw from, and what time interval and other people it’ll concentrate on, with all of it nonetheless stored underneath wraps for the time being.
In their purpose for pursuing a collection on the FTX story, the Russos brothers advised Variety what occurred with the trade “is one of the most brazen frauds ever committed,” and opined on Bankman-Fried:
“At the center of it all sits an extremely mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motivations. We want to understand why.”
Amazon is slated to begin producing the present as early as March 2023, and whereas the characters and the actors who will play them are unknown, it is reported the Russos are in discussions with prior Marvel actors they’ve labored with to fill the essential roles.
The thought for FTX-inspired films akin to The Big Short and the Wolf of Wall Street has already been joked round on Twitter over per week in the past, with some members of the group already taking the initiative to forged who would play Sam Bankman-Fried, Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and different associated gamers, equivalent to Terra’s Do Kwon.
One Twitter consumer pitched the thought of “FTX THE MOVIE” on Nov. 12, choosing Wolf of Wall Street’s Jonah Hill to play Bankman-Fried, whereas comic Jimmy O. Yang might play Changpeng Zhao.
#FTX THE MOVIE @SBF_FTX @cz_binance pic.twitter.com/DWorL6G7An
— EvilEyes (@SolanaEyes) November 11, 2022
Another consumer created a promotional poster with their tackle the movie’s title: “The Wolf of Effective Altruism” spoofing The Wolf of Wall Street and poking enjoyable at Bankman-Fried’s philosophical stance of wanting to assist others.
— Hanal Capital (@chillhanachill) November 13, 2022
It seems Hollywood is raring to snap up the rights to tales centered on the collapse of the world’s high crypto exchanges.
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Author and monetary journalist Michael Lewis, recognized for his e book “The Big Short” on the 2008 monetary disaster, is reportedly trying to promote e book rights on an FTX story after spending six months with Bankman-Fried in the months main as much as FTX’s implosion.
Big Tech participant Apple is reportedly the front-runner for the rights beating out rivals Amazon and Netflix, with intentions to create a movie for its video-streaming service Apple TV Plus.