Ben X, a European movie about an autistic teen who spends most of his time online as a warrior in a World of Warcraft-esque fantasy game, is about to get a U.S. makeover.
The plot is right out of a Pearl Jam song, or the headlines of a newspaper. When two bullies at school start knocking Ben around for his milk money, the lines between game and real life become blurred. Epect some angsty teen ass-kicking and emo music. Flemish director Nic Balthazar is working on the U.S. version of the film, and he is searching for "The new Leonardo DiCaprio" to star.
Balthazar to remake 'Ben X' in U.S. [Variety]