Craig Zobel (“Great World of Sound,” “Loudermilk”) will pen and direct “Gizmondo” for Contrafilm says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Randall Sullivan’s Wired article entitled “Gizmondo’s Spectacular Crack-up”, the story focuses on Swedish con artist Bo Stefan Eriksson, who, among other stunts, wrecked a million-dollar Ferrari Enzo going 160 mph on Pacific Coast Highway above Malibu in February 2006.
Eriksson previously had launched a hand-held video game company, Gizmondo, that ultimately filed for bankruptcy. Allegedly once a figure in organized crime, he has been in and out of Swedish and U.S. jails for fraud, extortion, auto theft, embezzlement, kidnapping and other charges.
Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce.