Lakeshore Entertainment has bought Ernie Cline’s (Fanboys) video game-themed spec Thundercade, reports Variety.
The story centers on a video game junkie who faces a midlife crisis when he discovers a young punk has beaten the world record he has held since his teens. Determined to reclaim his place in gaming history, he and two friends escape their 9-to-5 lives for a shot to win Thundercade, the world’s ultimate gaming championship.
Cline is a self-described video game addict who owns six different game consoles.
Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce alongside Dan Farah of Farah Films. Lakeshore intends to fast-track the film once a director has been hired.
Farah and Cline developed “Thundercade” from concept to script.