"WikiLeaks: The Movie" in pre-production

It was bound to happen sooner or later, but Julian Assange may be set for a big pay day if plans for a WikiLeaks movie get the green light. Pre-production is said to be already underway based on this book by a pair of Guardian journalists. If you think "The Social Network" but with WikiLeaks instead, then you won't be far off as to what the end result should be like.

Wikileaks, as you no doubt are well aware, has gained notoriety in recent years by releasing secret and classified information which it believes is in the public interest, much to the chagrin of many governments and corporations around the world. The studio behind the film, Dreamworks, has also snapped up the rights to another book by Wikileaks pariah and Assanges's former colleague, Daniel Domsheit-Berg. This gives further credibility to the idea that they may be attempting to create a "docu-thriller" which has all the elements that audiences love: Intrigue, conspiracy, betrayal and a dramatically licensed portrait of an Internet legend.

Whether of not Assange will be free to see the film by the time it is released is another matter entirely. He is currently facing extradition to Sweden over a rape allegation and could end up behind bars by the end of the year. The United States was also keen to extradite Assange over the "Cablegate" affair which saw the release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables. Thus far, however, they have been unable to find any legal grounds to do so as since Assange isn't a US citizen.

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Two mistakes.. 1 big one..

"Whether of not Assange will be free to see the film by the time it is released is another matter entirely." That should be "whether or not".

"He is currently facing extradition to Sweden over a rape allegation and could end up behind bars by the end of the year."

Negative, there is NO such thing as rape in Sweden nor in most US states for that matter. It's called "sexual assault". Of which he is charged with "3rd degree" which means the sex act itself is not what is being questioned as being legal or not, but rather was the women pressured into committing sexual acts against her will.

This BS charge only came out when both women realized who he was and wanted to get rich quick. Nothing more than a scheme to get money!

No surprise there I hope, always is!

let me guess with tom (the retard) hanks and the plot some ****ty ala The Da Vinci Code. Or with some stupid ass like him. Ah, and the prostitute would be paris hilton (nobody remember her but this will revive her "career")

Whether of not Assange will be free to see the film by the time it is released is another matter entirely.

Grammar Nazi's, attack!

Remember when people thought every part of The Da Vinci Code was 100% factual. Same is gonna happen here. Dramatization is going to bring confusion and clouding of the actual facts.

DKcomputers said,
Remember when people thought every part of The Da Vinci Code was 100% factual. Same is gonna happen here. Dramatization is going to bring confusion and clouding of the actual facts.

What do you mean is wasn't factual?

I guess if done right, publicity for this film and in general, WikiLeaks, could turn out to be a big win for democracy and open government. If this turns out to be a flop, this could destroy WikiLeaks's reputation and harm what they stand for.

That'd be cool. That way more people know about WikiLeaks and then Assange can be Time's Person of the Year just like Zuckerberg because of The Social Network movie.

I have a feeling it might turn out to be like The Social Network. A film about sueing and shenanigans behind peoples back and wins XXX awards and tops boxoffice charts.

Really crap story on paper but ends up having millions of people watch it . IMO.

eh they'll play him off as some international spy that has a sex addition.... oh wait thats james bond.... err how are they going to play him off? *LOL*

If anybody had any doubt about the real intentions of that jerk, now they've been erase. I always knew that he was in this for the money. Nothing else.

Captain555 said,
If anybody had any doubt about the real intentions of that jerk, now they've been erase. I always knew that he was in this for the money. Nothing else.
you do realise he needs money to pay for a good legal team right? thisll help

zikalify said,
you do realise he needs money to pay for a good legal team right? thisll help

Especially with top gov't legal teams from around the world up against him.

And no, I also highly doubt that He'd risk his free life and ability to travel anywhere for a little bit of money.