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Atari - The Movie (with Leonardo DiCaprio)

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DiCaprio to play with Par's 'Atari'
Hecker, Sherman pitch biopic about Bushnell

Pictures has snapped up a pitch titled "Atari," with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star.
Written by Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman, project is a biopic about entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell, the creator of Atari and one of the founding fathers of the vidgame industry.

DiCaprio will produce via his Appian Way shingle.

Although Bushnell's life rights had long been pursued by various suitors, Hecker and Craig Sherman convinced the gaming pioneer that they could do his unique story justice. Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari Inc. in 1972 and were instrumental in bringing arcade games, home vidgame consoles and home computers to the masses. Among the company's contributions was PONG and the Atari 2600.

Hecker most recently wrote and directed "Bart Got a Room," which was a hit at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Hecker and Sherman are repped by Original Artists.

added on the 2008-06-08 07:26:31 by magic magic
Wait? Today's April 1st?... No...

Well since some music video director freshman is going to turn "Neuromancer" into a movie I though there'd be no more legends to rape. I was wrong obviously...

When are the Amiga and Spectrum movies coming out then?!
added on the 2008-06-08 09:51:12 by raer raer
added on the 2008-06-08 10:29:20 by dnes dnes
bushnell must have an exciting life. but he's not howard hughes, is he? i mean, it doesn't make for a great tragedy or drama.. maybe a comedy?

anyway, unlike atari, bushnell is an ongoing success. not as big as gates or jobs, but he gets around.
added on the 2008-06-08 10:31:52 by earx earx
Wow. DiCaprio became one of the ultimate best male actors since the falls of De Niro and Pacino.
/me looks forward to the adaptation of Akira rather than Atari (?!)
added on the 2008-06-08 11:12:38 by Jailbird Jailbird
wow! can't wait till the movie about John Walker, founder of Autodesk, and his legendary victory over obesity comes out!
added on the 2008-06-08 11:19:18 by skrebbel skrebbel
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So when we'll have a movie about Tramiel? With his war past? And with tragical end at Atari 7800 release date?
added on the 2008-06-08 11:27:58 by wrthlss wrthlss
guys ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Scott_Warshaw movie could be interesting. 80's,dope,games ... all the good things
added on the 2008-06-08 12:13:09 by uns3en_ uns3en_
I vote for Matthew Smith
added on the 2008-06-08 12:31:16 by hollowman hollowman
a movie about lennu
added on the 2008-06-08 14:44:28 by aegis aegis
a movie about the tramiels would have at least a lot of interesting content. one example:

jack tramiel was of polish and jewish descent and during WWII he spent time in a nazi labour camp. as such, he of course hated nazis and probably germany as a whole, too. guess where commodore and atari sold most of their machines ;)
added on the 2008-06-08 15:18:43 by earx earx
hollowman, thanks for the interesting link about Matthew Smit
added on the 2008-06-08 15:32:52 by elfh elfh
maybe they can get, say, Jake Gyllenhall play a drunk Jack Tramiel screaming AAAAAMIIIIGAAAAAA.
added on the 2008-06-08 16:17:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
Matthew Smith rules :)
added on the 2008-06-08 16:51:59 by visy visy
The only problem is, all what Atari did in the beginning was ripping off game ideas that were on the market already years before Atari made its first arcade. The name sells it all. :)
added on the 2008-06-08 19:53:20 by Exin Exin
I'd like to see a movie about Astu
but why does this movie remind me of this?
added on the 2008-06-09 10:30:43 by Spin Spin
gargaj +1
added on the 2008-06-09 11:25:10 by skrebbel skrebbel
hahahaha viznut :D \o/
me too!
added on the 2008-06-09 11:25:34 by skrebbel skrebbel

And Tramiel??? ATARI ST was as prototype not ST but TT /Thirty Two/ but with other CODENAME... using full 32BIT NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR RISC CHIP... And than TRAMIEL comes... AMIGA was good but only A600 becouse I had one... :D


Acorn Cambridge Workstation - NS32016 (with 6502 host)
NS32032 was in first ST prototype
Well maybe I will buy TRAMIEL DVD with Joaquin Phoenix as main actor...
Coming soon 2015
and FALCON was better as A1200!!!



* Processor: Motorola 68030 at 16 MHz with 256 byte instruction and data caches.
* FPU: optional Motorola 68881 or Motorola 68882
* DSP: Motorola 56001 DSP chip at 32 MHz.
* Graphics: "VIDEL" video CPU.
o Palette of 262,144 possible colours.
o VGA resolution of 640 x 480 with 256 colours.
o 65,536 colours at 640 × 400.
o BLiTTER graphics co-processor.
o Backwards compatible with all ST resolutions.
* Audio:
o 8 stereo (16 mono) 16 bit audio DMA channels at up to 50 kHz
o SDMA sound/DMA Co-processor
o Yamaha 2149 3 Channel Audio
* Memory: 1, 4, or 14 MB of RAM with 512 KB ROM.
* Bus Speed: 16 MHz.
* Drives and I/O
o 2.5 inch IDE ( laptop disk ) - internal
o 1.44 MB 3.5 inch Floppy disk - internal
o External SCSI-II connector


AMIGA 1200

* CPU: Motorola 68EC020 at 14.32 MHz (NTSC) or 14.18 MHz (PAL)
* Chipset: AGA (Advanced Graphics Architecture)
o Video:
+ 24-Bit color palette (16.7 Million colors)
+ Up to 256 on-screen colors in indexed mode
+ 262,144 on-screen colors in HAM-8 mode
+ Resolutions of up to 1280×512i (more with overscan)
+ HSync rates of 15.60-31.44 kHz
o Audio (Paula):
+ 4 voices / 2 channels (Stereo)
+ 8-bit resolution / 6-bit volume
+ Maximum sampling rate of 28-56 kHz (depending on video mode in use)
* Memory:
o 512 kB Kickstart ROM
o 2 MB Amiga Chip RAM
o Up to 8 MB of Fast RAM in the expansion slot
* Removable Storage:
o 3.5" DD floppy disk drive, capacity 880 kB
* Internal Storage:
o ATA-Controller supporting PIO-2 transfer mode[clarify]
* Input/Output connections:
o Analogue RGB video out (DB-23M)
o Composite video out (RCA)
o RF audio/video out (RCA)
o Audio out (2 × RCA)
o 2 × Mouse/Joypad ports (DE9)
o RS-232 serial port (DB-25M)
o Centronics style parallel port (DB-25F)
o Floppy disk drive port (DB-23F)
o 16-bit Type II PCMCIA slot
o 150 pin local expansion port (trapdoor)
o Clockport
* Other characteristics
o Weight: 3.6 kg (8 lb).
o Size: 24.1 cm deep, 47.0 cm wide, 7.62 cm high (9.5" × 18.5" × 3")
o Integrated keyboard with 96 keys (including 10 function keys and a numeric keypad)
* Software (Bundled):
o AmigaOS 3.0 or 3.1 operation system. (Kickstart 3.0-3.1/Workbench 3.0-3.1)


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