Edward Snowden – The Movie

Sony hat sich die Filmrechte am gestern erst erschienenen Buch von Glen Greenwald gekrallt, in No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State erzählt Greenwald die Hintergrundgeschichte rund um die Snowden Leaks. Produzieren werden die Bond-Macher Michael G. Wilson und Barbara Broccoli, ich freu' mich schon auf die Szenen mit den geschredderten Festplatten beim Guardian und das Handy im Kühlschrank.

Edward Snowden‘s story is coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures said today that it has acquired film rights to Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald‘s upcoming book No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.S. Surveillance State. The pic about the largest leak of intelligence documents and the young NSA analyst contractor behind it will be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of the James Bond spy franchise. With the deal, Wilson and Broccoli will shift from their iconic fictitious 007 to a real spy story: Greenwald’s book, which hit shelves yesterday, chronicles his involvement in working with Snowden to break numerous stories about the U.S. government’s intelligence-gathering operations in the UK’s The Guardian. It is a thrilling personal narrative of the events as they unfolded sonypicand an important historical reflection on the broader implications of the NSA’s intelligence-gathering methods that have since come into question. Greenwald’s reporting for on the leak earned him the Pulitzer Prize last month.

“Glenn Greenwald’s No Place To Hide is a terrifying personal account of one of the most relevant political events of our time,” Wilson and Broccoli said in today’s announcement of the project. “We are thrilled to be working with Glenn to bring this important story to the screen.”

Deadline: Sony Acquires Movie Rights To Edward Snowden Book ‘No Place To Hide’ For James Bond Producers (via The Verge, Bild: Scott Troyer)

Amazon-Partnerlink: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State