There have been rumors on-and-off about Neil Strauss (aka Style)’s 2005 novel The Game being made into a movie, and it looks like the project is finally moving forward.
According to news sources, the movie adaptation of The Game may be coming to theaters as early as 2013, with 2009’s “Sexiest Man Living” James Franco playing the part of Erik Von Markovik, aka Mystery. The movie is directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and will be produced by MGM.
With big name actors like James Franco involved, this movie could really take the PUA phenomenon mainstream, even more so than VH1’s The Pickup Artist reality TV series. That show brought a wave of new guys into the seduction community, and the new movie should have a similar if not more significant impact. It will be interesting to see how the movie turns out, and how it will impact the pickup world.
In the meantime, if you run a lot of scripted game, you might want to get busy running your canned routines, because by next year, girls all over the world will have heard them all on the big screen from mouth of Mr. Franco himself.