The article focuses on Ric Hoogestraat, a married man that maintains a second wife inside the avatar-based MMO.
In the game, Hoogestraat is a successful, musclebound businessman that runs a private club. In reality, he's a chain-smoking diabetic. You get the picture.
Writer Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Frankie Howerd on Campus) has signed on to pen the screenplay.
Not new to game-related projects, Verbinski is also readying to direct the film adaptation of 2K Boston/Australia's BioShock.