Atari CEO, Bruno Bonnell, confirmed
today that the company will be working on a movie adaptation of PONG due for a late 2006 theater release. Way I Play
writes: "Few details have been released about the plot of the movie, but director Paul W.S. Anderson let a few
hints slip out. 'There will be awesome hand to hand combat, I can tell you that much,' blurted Anderson. 'If
you’ve played PONG, it will be like discovering it for the first time all over again. If you’ve never
played PONG, it will be like discovering it twice. Twice much,' continued the Mortal Kombat director.
The screen play will be written by Steven E. de Souza, know for other video game movies such as Street Fighter and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Souza told Variety that “PONG is the classic story that all other video games are based on. PONG: The Official Movie of the Game will take you past the pixels.”