Screen Junkies » Wikileaks http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:15:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 See Benedict Cumberbatch As Albino Alan Rickman In Trailer For Wikileaks Movie, ‘The Fifth Estate’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-benedict-cumberbatch-as-albino-alan-rickman-in-trailer-for-wikileaks-movie-the-fifth-estate/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-benedict-cumberbatch-as-albino-alan-rickman-in-trailer-for-wikileaks-movie-the-fifth-estate/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:19:19 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255826 Loved him in the second 'Matrix" movie.

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Here’s the trailer for The Fifth Estate, the Wikileaks movie which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange. The true-life thriller directed by Bill Condon tracks the early days of Assange and his group of hacker journalists who leaked corporate and government secrets in the attempt to shine a light on corruption, but ended up putting lives and military efforts in danger. The film is reported to neither depict Assange as a hero nor a villain, it just presents Assange as he is and asks the viewer to make the call. There is no word whether or not it tackles the question if his hair is even humanly possible.

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Dreamworks Sees Crowded Landscape Of Assange Biopics And Screams, ‘We Want One!’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-sees-crowded-landscape-of-assange-biopics-and-screams-we-want-one/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-sees-crowded-landscape-of-assange-biopics-and-screams-we-want-one/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 01:48:19 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31047 Julian Assange is to 2011 as Zach Galifianakis was to 2010. Assange is going to be in everything.

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Julian Assange is to 2011 as Zach Galifianakis was to 2010. Assange is going to be in everything. What’s so remarkable about this is that he’s not even an actor.

The parade of Assange movies keeps on marchin’ with Dreamworks snatching up two books written by people close to the phenomenon. They scored both Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website, and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy. Why do they need two books to tell Assange’s story? They don’t. My guess is that they didn’t want anyone else to them.

Deadline seems to think that the film will take cues from not only the books, but lawsuit transcripts and other media as well, a l The Social Network. However, the one source they won’t have at their disposal is Assange’s memoir, which is currently being shopped by CAA.

Rather than have the myriad projects all compete against each other, why don’t the studios form a synergy and establish some off-month, like September and make it “Assange Month?” I mean, who wouldn’t wan to see nine Julian Assange features in one month?

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Even More Julian Assange Projects In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/even-more-julian-assange-projects-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/even-more-julian-assange-projects-in-the-works/#comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:03:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24359 Top-secret memos reveal many new Julian Assange projects in the works.

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You already knew that Julian Assange was the reigning King of Hollywood, what with his bone-white facial features and, uh, commitment to governmental and corporate transparency. But you might be unaware of the real extent of Assange’s stature in Hollywood — there is now news of another bunch of Assange-related projects, just in case you were considering forgetting watching a movie about something else at some point.

The first is a movie based on a recent New York Times Magazine article entitled “The Boy Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest” (timely!) which screenwriter Mark Boal is involved in. It isn’t known whether Boal will actually be writing the movie – this seems somewhat unlikely since he’s got those two movies with Kathryn Bigelow already, but if Assange can have 18 movies about him, why can’t Boal write 3 or 4 in a year?

The second is a movie based on the recentĀ  book Inside Wikileaks, which was written by the Assange’s former second-in-command. It may or may not feature scenes of Julian Assange drunkenly beating his underlings with a wire coat hanger.

And finally, there is some interest in a movie based on Assange’s memoirs, which reportedly Paul Greengrass is interested in directing. I can’t wait to see the shaky footage of Assange updating his OKCupid profile. (via SlashFilm)

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