Picturehouse and New Line have bought the rights to the documentary, The King of Kong.

The film is about rivals battling for supremacy in video game Donkey Kong, notes Variety. It chronicles a rivalry between two gamers, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, as they battle for the title of world champ of the arcade game.

New Line will also fast-track a feature remake of The King of Kong, with the original's director Seth Gordon attached to take the helm. They saw Wiebe's irresistible appeal of his struggle to stop a personal losing streak and the ruthless tactics of record holder Mitchell, who routinely compares himself to Helen of Troy and the Red Baron.