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Steven Spielberg Working On WikiLeaks Film

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Wowsa! WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange must be going nuts over this news!

First, the website gets nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and NOW there's a movie about it in the works.

As source material for the film, Steven Spielberg has purchased the rights to WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (published by Guardian Books). The book "details the life of Assange, the creation of the site in 2006 and the leaks of classified documents."

Here's what editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media Alan Rusbridger had to say about the project:

"It's Woodward and Bernstein meets Stieg Larsson meets Jason Bourne. Plus the odd moment of sheer farce and, in Julian Assange, a compelling character who goes beyond what any Hollywood scriptwriter would dare to invent."

Sounds like it could definitely be an interesting and controversial project. We're intrigued.

Would U like to see a film about WikiLeaks?

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11 comments to “Steven Spielberg Working On WikiLeaks Film”

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  2. 2

    All the ingredients to make a Great are there
    so yesss im feeling it
    (thank God cause so tired of remakes!!!)

  3. 3

    All the ingredients to make a Great movie are there
    so yesss im feeling it
    (thank God cause so tired of remakes!!!)

  4. 4

    Nooooo. That's a terrible idea for a film, especially since that Assange person is on trial at the moment. At least wait until we know if he's a criminal or not before you make a movie about his life. Jeezus.

  5. 5

    That's not important.

    What's Charlie Sheen doing in the last hour? That's important.

  6. 6

    Looks like Spielberg has something to do now rather than photoshop out the guns in E.T.

    I'm really hoping Assange escapes the US government by flying over a road block on a bicycle.

  7. 7

    Julian Assange is a fame whore, which is sad cuz wikileaks has major potential.

  8. 8

    I absolutely will not watch. The way they are making a hero of this Julian Assange guy is disgusting.

  9. 9

    More money for Assange to continue exposing the US and their evil ways. Yay!

  10. 10

    yes i cant wait and yes i wanted to 'do ' julian

    of course julian is not a criminal the suedes just have demented laws sex without a condom is somehow changed to 'rape' what a joke. the suedes are a joke
    its amazing they procreate at all

    julian is a hero save julian

  11. 11

    spielberg is the last person i want to produce or direct a film about wikileaks.

    michael moore, oliver stone, sean penn or george clooney would be more like it.