Screen Junkies » The Terrorist Search Engine http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Messenger’ Director To Tackle ‘The Terrorist Search Engine’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-messenger-director-to-tackle-the-terrorist-search-engine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-messenger-director-to-tackle-the-terrorist-search-engine/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:04:10 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224113 Because every movie needs a director and a script.

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We already knew that Jesse Eisenberg had been tapped to play the “Doogie Howser of terrorism,” in The Terrorist Search Engine, but now the project has a writer and director in Oren Moverman, who previously pulled double duty on the acclaimed film The Messenger and the upcoming with the LAPD flick Rampart. Though the deal is right now just for his writing efforts, it’s largely thought that he will be the favorite to helm once the script is completed.

The Terrorist Search Engine tells the true story of Evan Kohlmann, who at the age of 23, was able to sift through massive amounts of data and turn up pertinent information, leading to the arrest of myriad radicals, culminating in ove 24 convictions.

Will Jesse Eisenberg be able to play such a cold, disaffected analyzing machine? Every role he’s had in the past points to “yes.”

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Jesse Eisenberg Sought To Play America’s Lil’ Terrorist Hunter http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jesse-eisenberg-sought-to-play-americas-lil-terrorist-hunter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jesse-eisenberg-sought-to-play-americas-lil-terrorist-hunter/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 19:07:14 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211826 The story behind the popular website Terrorister.com.

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Jesse Eisenberg was little more than the thinking man’s Michael Cera before his excellent performance in last year’s The Social Network. Now it seems like producer Scott Rudin sees something in the little guy too, since he wants him to play the lead role in a movie based on “The Terrorist Search Engine,” a a recent New York Magazine article. Here’s what it’s about:

“‘Engine’ details how the downy-cheeked-but-web-savvy Kohlmann — dubbed “the Doogie Howser of Terrorism” by an FBI agent when he was just 23 — has helped convict 23 defendants in federal courts and Guantánamo Bay tribunals with his expert witness testimony. Now 31, Kohlmann is a controversial figure who has made testifying at such trials his principal source of income and earned a reputation in some circles as “working in the ‘guilty-verdict industry.’”

It remains to be seen if Eisenberg will actually take this part. It’s superficially reminiscent of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, but it also appears to be a very interesting character in its own right. In any case, apparently Eisenberg is waiting for a script before he makes a decision. Maybe he’ll take it if his girlfriend breaks up with him. (Vulture)

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