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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