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Zoe Quinn publishing Gamergate memoir

Amy Pascal's Pascal Pictures has already snapped up the rights

Zoe Quinn, Depression Quest developer and founder of online support network Crash Override, is writing a memoir about her battle with Gamergate which will be published by Simon & Schuster's Touchstone in September next year. That memoir will also be made into a film.

According to Deadline Amy Pascal has already snapped up the film rights to the book, called Crash Override: How to Save the Internet From Itself. The site also published Quinn's proposal, titled Control Alt Delete, for the memoir:

"Gaming and internet message boards used to be niche interests, mostly for young men. In the past few years, however, they've gone mainstream. Millions of people - including women and other marginalized people - have taken an interest in the platforms, image boards, and discussion forums that once belonged by default to a much smaller population. Most gamers give zero fu*ks about this. Like the rest of us, they're just here to play games. But a vocal minority are clinging onto the brand of Cheetos-and-Mountain-Dew exclusionary identity 'hardcore gamer,' muttering 'fu*kin casuals' under their breath."

Meanwhile Deadline also suggests that Scarlett Johansson could be in the running to play Quinn.

Screenwriters Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum will adapt the memoir and Pascal Pictures will finance development and produce with Rachel O'Connor and Entertainment 360.

For more on Quinn's work with Crash Override check out this interview.

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