If you're in any way connected to the larger world of gaming outside your controller or mouse/keyboard then you've probably already heard about Indie Game: The Movie from Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky. The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT on Saturday, garnering plenty of praise and picking up more than a few high-profile fans.
Among those fans are cable network HBO and producer Scott Rudin (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), who nabbed the remake rights for Indie Game with a plan to "develop the film as a fictional half-hour comedy series," according to Deadline. Before you start waving your pitchforks at the thought of yet another great Gaming Thing being perverted by Hollywood, note that the film's Facebook page was updated yesterday with a clarification.
"HBO has optioned IGTM for the basis of a (fictional) series. It is NOT a comedy. It is NOT a sitcom," Pajot and Swirsky write. It seems that HBO's half-hour series development is synonymous with the word "comedy," and that's where the sitcom angle came from. You can read about the error in more detail at the movie's Facebook page.