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Disney Hopes You'll Watch Guy Play Computer in Chess

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Finally giving us a Searching for Bobby Fischer for the digital age, when it's easier to care about a computer screen than some dumb kid, Disney is reportedly developing a film about the 1996 chess match between grandmaster Gary Kasparov and IBM computer Deep Blue. Deadline reports the studio has bough the rights to Matthew Charman's play on the subject--The Machine--and he's adapting his work himself for the big screen. Spoiler alert: though he'd later lose to an upgraded version of the system, Kasparov won the first set of matches, guaranteeing man's freedom from computer reign so long as the decision-making computers would later get to celebrate their accomplishment with a film of their choosing. And here we are now.

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