James Bond movie producers to make Edward Snowden film

The story of ex-National Security Agency worker Edward Snowden could be heading to the big screen in a movie that's being produced by the same people responsible for the long running James Bond movie franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film rights to the newly published book "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State" have been acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The book, from journalist Glenn Greenwald, offers more details about how Snowden leaked information about the NSA's online spying activities, which first came to light in 2013.

The film version will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, which has been in charge of making all 23 of the "official" films in the long running James Bond series. In a statement, Wilson and Broccoli said:

Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide" is a terrifying personal account of one of the most relevant political events of our time. We are thrilled to be working with Glenn to bring this important story to the screen.

There's no word yet on who will be writing and directing the film version of the book. EON Productions' next film is the currently untitled 24th 007 flick, which is due to start shooting this fall for release in late 2015.

Source: Hollywood Reporter | Snowden sign image via Shutterstock

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A rogue NSA contractor giving up the seclusive life and a hot model girlfriend to escape to Hong Kong and reviewed to the world some life changing piece of information....I don't know...I could see plenty of drama and suspend in between that could make Skyfall a bad aftertaste.

Albeit, it won't be anything like the Bourne series, but it could be up there.

Daniel Craig IS Edward Snowden in "Live and Let's Pry - the NSA Chronicles!"

Well, he works about as well for Snowden as he does for Bond. . .

Lord Method Man said,
From the studio that brought us rootkits and Cinavia, how appropriate.

Luckily the movie is going to be totally accurate and no dark shadows will be cast up on him because the NSA and friends will be there to unofficially help Sony to produce and guide them in the correct direction.

But you do have a point about rootkits. We'll probably find one on the DVD/bluray when it's released. Whattya mean your bluray's java has been exploited and they've turned your bluray laser into a microphone? Impozzzible!