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Wikileaks Movie Coming To the Big Screen

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the what-took-so-long dept.

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Hugh Pickens writes "First Facebook and now Wikileaks as the Guardian reports that studio executives have picked up the screen rights to the forthcoming Julian Assange biography 'The Most Dangerous Man in the World' by award-winning Australian writer Andrew Fowler. The book details Assange's life from his childhood on Magnetic Island in Queensland, Australia, all the way through to his founding of the whistleblower website in 2006 to publish classified material. Producers Barry Josephson and Michelle Krumm, who have optioned The Most Dangerous Man in the World, say they are planning a 'suspenseful drama' in the vein of All the President's Men and with the thrill of a Tom Clancy novel. 'As soon as I met Andrew and read a few chapters of his profound book, I knew that – with his incredibly extensive depth of knowledge – it would enable us to bring a thought-provoking thriller to the screen,' says Krumm."

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I hope the script gets leaked (5, Interesting)

EmperorOfCanada (1332175) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973646)

I hope the script gets leaked.
The contracts get leaked.
An audio recording of one of the actors being a little bitch gets leaked.
And the icing on the cake would be the film being leaked.
Yet I still think WikiLeaks rules!!!

Re:I hope the script gets leaked (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34973890)

Steve Jobs died yesterday afternoon

R.I.P.

Re:I hope the script gets leaked (1)

Nemyst (1383049) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974084)

Did Wikileaks leak that?

Re:I hope the script gets leaked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974922)

No but I leaked all over Steve Jobs' corpse.

Re:I hope the script gets leaked (2)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975008)

In other words, it will be available from torrents before the movie premiere. And how is that different from the way it usually is?

Re:I hope the script gets leaked (2, Insightful)

Moryath (553296) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975590)

Interesting.

I'm sure that this movie will have just about as much to do with real life as any "made for TV movie [snpp.com]" ever has.

Of course, after the way Wikileaks shifted from simply releasing data, to massively editorializing and chopping things up to suit their own slant (especially that horribly butchered video), they basically have no credibility left anyways.

Re:I hope the script gets leaked (3, Funny)

JamesP (688957) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975838)

The real question is: Who's going to play Julian Assange's hair?!

Julian Assange (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34973658)

OMG, he's so awesome!!! I love you, Julian!

astounding ! (4, Insightful)

Dolphinzilla (199489) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973676)

And you guys thought Julian had a big ego before - honestly, the only way I'd ever waste a dime on this movie would be if Jim Carey played the lead role, and they did it as a comedy

so ? (3, Insightful)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973714)

a lot of people in history had big egos, yet you still are using what breakthroughs and changes they have brought to this civilization without any issues.

or, you though that all the prominent historical figures that have provided anything of value to the society took after mother theresa ...

are you sure that, its not someone else's ego, but your own, getting irritated with someone else's ?

Re:so ? (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973926)

Yeah, but celebrate their breakthroughs and changes, not the person. They should make a movie on the leaks themselves, not some inspirational film about J's life.

Re:so ? (3, Insightful)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973960)

Except for the fact that Assange isn't some great revolutionary. Yes, we can admire the fact that he started it, but that was it. He started it. He didn't leak documents. While Assange is important and is to be commended for starting such a site, he seems to get all the credit which he doesn't deserve. The real revolutionaries are those who leaked things like the Iraq War documents, the "collateral murder" video, the diplomatic cables, etc. all Assange did was host them, which, while noble, doesn't make him a revolutionary.

Re:so ? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974716)

revolutionary - A revolutionary is a person who either actively participates in, or advocates revolution. Also, when used as an adjective, the term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavour.

So not only is Assange a revolutionary person, he allowed other revolutionary people (who possibly wouldn't have been courageous enough to do it without him) when he started wikileaks...which is also revolutionary.

he isnt is it. (2)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974744)

Except for the fact that Assange isn't some great revolutionary.

at their time, a lot of the revolutionaries were being dubbed with adjectives which wouldnt even compare to this 'ego' business. not to mention that, a minority of them were considered revolutionaries until a few centuries later, when history was written.

moreover, the 'real revolutionaries' are the ones which leaked those videos, right. then answer me, why there were no such real revolutionaries, up till wikileaks, until someone provided those revolutionaries with the means to be a revolutionary ?

Re:so ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34975438)

So... you could have done it? You would have stood up knowing very well that you are standing up against the most powerful people in the world, who wouldn't bat an eyelid before destroying your reputation and your life, turn your family and friends against you, and you'd be lucky if you didn't disappear overnight and turn up dead the next day in a sewer.

Right...I didn't think you would. You know the difference between him and us. He has a spine. He sticks to his principles come what may, not just when it is convenient, unlike us. It is called having integrity.

There are many parts to be played in a revolution. Some plan it, start it, guide it, lead it, fight for it, die for it, win it or lose it. Every one is a revolutionary. Not sure what your definition is, but it seems vey narrow if you don't include those who plan it or start it. These are the most important stages because they are also the most vulnerable. It is very easy to kill the few and crush the revolution, before it goes mainstream. It requires a lot of foresight and courage and smarts to get through this.

Re:so ? (0, Troll)

Dolphinzilla (199489) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974028)

there is a big difference between having a big ego and accomplishing great things (JFK, Neil Armstrong, MLK) and being Paris Hilton famous which is what Julian Assange is - he is a famous for being famous, he is not doing anything to better humankind or help people.

so (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975636)

you are not holding transparency and proliferation of bare truth, as something that would better humankind.

Re:so ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974704)

>changes they have brought to this civilization
umm.
What'd they change?
Manning's freedom status?
Assange's freedom status?

I don't..really..understand what was changed.. in civilization?
Is anybody being prosecuted because of the contents of the cables?
Are policies being changed to prevent this behavior? Is that even a topic of discussion among political circles who still rule over every single action of the people on this planet?
No. Policies are being implemented to make it even harder to live an honest life in the information technology sector because some douchebag with a lady gaga cd and half a wit outsmarted his superiors though.
Thanks for making a totalitarian rule that much easier, wikileaks?

Re:so ? (3, Interesting)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974772)

Thanks for making a totalitarian rule that much easier, wikileaks?

no, thank to you, the fool, for making totalitarian rule real behind a 'free' storefront, with your 'let the sleeping lords lie' mindset. thinking that if there wasnt wikileaks, the sources which are trying to censor and repress were not going to do it. they started it in 2002, the acta proceedings. they brought the 2006 anti-net neutrality attack, they brought coica long ago.

yet, morons like you still trying to blame wikileaks for censorship. boy. its easy when you pay zero attention to what's happening in the world, apart from headlines you get served.

as for what is being changed in civilization, its in the process of being changed. it is a move towards transparency and truth, which was promised with a straight face and then ignored by almost all politicians. anyone befouling a cause for transparency and truth, regardless of how it is being handled, is a moron that deserves being herded. 'let the sleeping lords lie' indeed ...

Re:so ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974834)

The process being changed?
Cryptome didn't exist b4 this?
cryptome isn't doing a better job of handling information dissemination that isn't targeted and spun, even now? ..right. No, they publicized everything. They monetized it while doing it. I'm just against a capitalist assface being crowned the king of transparency when in fact he's nothing more than a talking head.

You sure fabricated a lot of total crap out of one statement.

yes (2)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974988)

and tell us what did cryptome accomplish. tell me one single thing, that cryptome has been able to carry into world news at prime time.

ah also

http://bsd.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1910704&cid=34556662 [slashdot.org]

maybe this is the reason ?

Re:yes (1)

Duradin (1261418) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975094)

Unlike The WL, that site isn't in the entertainment biz.

yeaaaaaaaaaah or (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975424)

because they have not been in the 'entertainment biz', they havent been able to carry anything to headlines to poke the truth in the eyes of people who care for nothing but the 'entertainment' ?

Re:astounding ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974002)

He didn't want to write the book, he said he was only going it for the money seeing as his legal bills are mounting, he probably had to sign over movie rights at the same time he released rights for a book.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gUR2FxDK7ClDsVWtrfbNlEZImWNA?docId=00d580fa7717477b970d24006b0bb6e4 [google.com]

I don't want to write this book, but I have to... I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.

Assange'e ego (5, Insightful)

FrankHS (835148) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974294)

I have heard a lot of people say that Assange has a big ego, is a narcissist etc. But when I actually listen to him speak he strikes me as a level headed guy.

Why do so many people think he has a big ego?

Re:Assange'e ego (5, Insightful)

countertrolling (1585477) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974752)

Why do so many people think he has a big ego?

That's the press talking. If he doesn't grant an interview, they get all pissed off and start making shit up to try to make him come out and deny, or whatever. Old trick.

Re:Assange'e ego (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974910)

It's propaganda pushed by the mainstream American press. Assange can definitely be criticized, but the "enormous ego" claims are almost entirely baseless and are rarely seen outside of the U.S. Furthermore, even if true, it's almost completely irrelevant.

For a decent interview with Assange, I suggest watching David Frost's interview here [youtube.com].

Re:Assange'e ego (-1, Troll)

mmmmbeer (107215) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975136)

Because instead of making Wikileaks a place where people could anonymously blow the whistle, he made it about himself.

Re:Assange'e ego (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34975308)

Exactly!

Re:astounding ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974476)

And you guys thought Julian had a big ego before

Yeah, indeed, how dare he write an autobiography. And sell the movie rights, just because there's people interested in them! And what for? To defend himself against some trumped-up charges - pure luxury. Yes, he's got a huge ego indeed, and since we all know that big egos automatically mean people are wrong, this leaves Wikileaks without credibility, too.

Re:astounding ! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974574)

Stop talking about Assange you idiots! He's just some guy. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE LEAKS ARE OF INTEREST.

Re:astounding ! (1)

Kenja (541830) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975138)

Make up your mind! Do you want Jim Carey in the movie or do you want it to be a comedy?

What a... (1)

TimeOut42 (314783) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973682)

complete waste of time.

Re:What a... (2, Insightful)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973794)

You mean, like the Facebook movie?

Translation (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34973686)

say they are planning a 'suspenseful drama' in the vein of All the President's Men and with the thrill of a Tom Clancy novel

They are going to take MASSIVE artistic license, such that the movie will be completely different from the book and no one will be able to tell how they got the movie from the book.

So basically, (1, Interesting)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973696)

hollywood will picture the man and its work in a bad light with subtle messages, while appearing not to be doing so.

business as usual. wag the dog.

Re:So basically, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34973858)

Oh, I suspect tit will be about an evil man doing terrible things that causes the economic apple cart to become unbalanced, wreaking havoc and destroying innocent children. The western world is in dire need a scapegoat, and the message has to be sent, in force, before hitting the big ol' reset button.

Re:So basically, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974400)

so the movie will feature lesbian communists from sweden in rape scenes?.

Re:So basically, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974846)

It will of course depend on your definition of rape:

Scene:
Rape Woman 1: 'Ugh, baby, I think the condom broke.'
Leaky Guy: 'Oh, what you're saying is, I'm leaking a little too much information?'
*sex continued amidst mutual laughter*
End Scene.
Next scene begins with voiceover of american threats amidst rape allegations.

Wow... (1, Interesting)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973702)

If his ego gets any bigger, his head will burst out of any cell they try to put him in.

Stainless Steel Head Cage (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973790)

If his ego gets any bigger, his head will burst out of any cell they try to put him in.

He wears one of THESE [handcuffwarehouse.com] to prevent his head from separating from his body and floating away... But seriously, I hope the rape allegation finds a quick conclusion so we can regain some focus on the leaks rather than the leaker...

Re:Stainless Steel Head Cage (0)

peragrin (659227) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973956)

If wikileaks was a democratic organization all done without any one person behind having total control then the leaker wouldn't be a big deal.

Re:Stainless Steel Head Cage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974064)

What does your comment have to do with the parent comment? Anything?

Just great (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34973758)

Assange gets world-wide fame for being a messenger, yet nobody knows the details of the message.

Are Wikileaks actually making anything? (5, Interesting)

a Flatbed Darkly (1964478) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973778)

They're claiming the film rights from an unofficial biographer who, as far as I have heard, did not pay Assange or Wikileaks royalties, and only according to rumour paid them a one-time payment - in short, a biographer who may have paid Assange nothing. They're not claiming the film rights from Assange, or from Wikileaks, or from the Sunshine Press, or from any associated organization or person. Unless Assange or Wikileaks step in, they won't be making a penny and we'll have one more shitty current-events movie.

Re:Are Wikileaks actually making anything? (3, Informative)

a Flatbed Darkly (1964478) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973836)

In addition, as Assange's lawyer earlier condemned the biographies [twitter.com], and no one has their lawyer condemn things that they'll be profiting from, we have it near enough confirmed that, like Wikileaks or Assange or not, no money from this is going anywhere near them.

Re:Are Wikileaks actually making anything? (0)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973966)

In addition, as Assange's lawyer earlier condemned the biographies [twitter.com], and no one has their lawyer condemn things that they'll be profiting from, we have it near enough confirmed that, like Wikileaks or Assange or not, no money from this is going anywhere near them.

Perhaps. On the other hand, it could be that Assange *did* sign off on it, and knows that the louder he "condemns" the film, the more press it will get, and the more people will see it. Assenge is a skilled manipulator of the press.

Re:Are Wikileaks actually making anything? (0)

NiceGeek (126629) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975298)

Likely he is condemning it because he isn't getting a cut, not due to any moral outrage, or need I remind you of his million dollar book deal?

Reminds me of Spaceballs... (1)

Jazz-Masta (240659) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973846)

I'm surprised at how quickly movies about people's lives and current events make it to the big screen. Biographies out when a person is only 25...soon they will start releasing movies before they're even done...reminds me of Spaceballs.

[Watching "Spaceballs: The Movie". They reach "now" in the movie.]
Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
Colonel Sandurz: You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now is happening now.
Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to then.
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now!
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now!
Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
Dark Helmet: Why?
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.

License to Leak (4, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973874)

'The Most Dangerous Man in the World' ?

"My name is Assange. Julian Assange. I have a license to leak."

In the film he gets not one, but two Bond, oh, I mean two Assange girls. But then they accuse him of rape, and the film's plot goes downhill from there.

Re:License to Leak (2)

Dolphinzilla (199489) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974224)

Wasn't "leaking" part of the problem with said Assange girls ?

Re:License to Leak (1)

fluffy99 (870997) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975348)

Wasn't "leaking" part of the problem with said Assange girls ?

Wish I had to points to mod this funny. It's still ludicrous that consensual sex without a condom is considered rape in some countries. The rest of the world considers rape to be non-consensual sex (statutory rape is due to the believe that some people are incapable of consenting)

Re:License to Leak (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974764)

Except the title is already used for a documentary on The Pentagon Papers [mostdangerousman.org].

It's a very dry documentary* but very interesting. Very scary how it parallels what is happening now. Except it happened in a time when the papers stood up to the federal government.

*Compared to other stuff like: Food Inc, The Union, Super Size Me, Beer Wars, The Smartest Guys in the Room, etc

Re:License to Leak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974980)

I thought it was going to be about what beer he prefers, when he drinks beer.

But what I really want to know... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34973906)

Is what beer he prefers, when he does drink beer.

This is the movie we should have had last year... (5, Interesting)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34973918)

Instead of a movie about a wealthy kid making absurd amounts of money by selling snake oil. I love that the MSM became so enamored with facebook that Time magazine named facebook kid "person of the year" in spite of the fact that Julian Assange had 10 times the number of votes.

Re:This is the movie we should have had last year. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974726)

Instead of a movie about a wealthy kid making absurd amounts of money by selling snake oil. I love that the MSM became so enamored with facebook that Time magazine named facebook kid "person of the year"

The "person of the year" is simply the one judged to have had the most influence on the world in that year; it doesn't mean the influence has to be positive. Even Hitler was person (man, back then) of the year.

in spite of the fact that Julian Assange had 10 times the number of votes

Are you seriously complaining that TIME did not feel bound by the results of an online poll? Doubly so when they never said they would?

Re:This is the movie we should have had last year. (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975050)

Instead of a movie about a wealthy kid making absurd amounts of money by selling snake oil. I love that the MSM became so enamored with facebook that Time magazine named facebook kid "person of the year"

The "person of the year" is simply the one judged to have had the most influence on the world in that year; it doesn't mean the influence has to be positive.

Which only further supports the assertion that facebook boy was the wrong choice for person of the year. The person of the year should be someone who influenced some important event - there are several things of significance that have happened as a result of wikileaks and Julian Assange. Yet not a single event of any importance came out of facebook boy and his product that would not have occurred anyways.

Re:This is the movie we should have had last year. (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975086)

Well, do you really want to be in a list with Hitler, Stalin, Nixon, Kissinger, Khomeini, Bush and Putin?

There are certain "honors" I can well do without.

Re:This is the movie we should have had last year. (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34976098)

Well, do you really want to be in a list with Hitler, Stalin, Nixon, Kissinger, Khomeini, Bush and Putin?

There are other figures on the list who are also Nobel Peace Prize Recipients - Gandhi, MLK, Carter, and Lech Wasa, to name a few.

There are certain "honors" I can well do without.

Well, regardless, you have already been selected [wikipedia.org].

That said, the award is supposed to be for the most influential person of the year, good or bad. However I cannot think of anything of merit that facebook boy has influenced. For pretty well each individual person on the list, good or bad, I can think of at least one important event that happened directly as a result of a choice they made. I cannot say that about facebook boy, as not a single thing of merit has happened as a result of his web site.

Ugh. (1)

orphiuchus (1146483) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974040)

I really hope this film is fact-based and honest, but I have a feeling its just going to be Hollywood climbing onto his dick for 2 hours.

this is gonna undermine (1)

McTickles (1812316) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974168)

wikileaks credibility (as a whole, not just assange, you know the grunts doing his biding)

as if the ridiculous rap/news parody wasn't damaging enough to their image...

sometimes i regret financially and technically supporting them...

sigh, i guess there are no real heroes anymore

Re:this is gonna undermine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974958)

"sometimes I regret financially and technically supporting them.."

Do you see that? All of you fakers who probably never donated to wikileaks but consider your undying espousal of their benefits as 'support' -- this is someone who claims to have supported them on two levels that are far more beneficial than everything you've ever done added up..and he regrets it.

Wikileaks stated a goal of making Assange the face of leaks. Whether or not you believe wikileaks has capability of profiting on this, or that Assange does (which btw, unless you're actually involved in the contract negotations of this movie, you should really stfu speculating on that, we dont know either way) -- you have to believe that this contributes their goal of making a "face" out of leaks. This is actually not good, because another one of their stated goals in that same round of comminucation was to obtain "5 million" with which there is no justifiable reason for wanting to do so. Their proclaimed yearly hosting expenses are egregious and none of their financial claims of being broke make any sense -- even AFTER the seizures (go check around on the German foundation that gave them a clean million usd worth of money after the closures and seizures of accounts).

It doesn't really matter what their intention was, if it was ever at any point pure... it certainly has become skewed and distorted ..it is exactly what it claims to be fighting..and you shouldn't want to support or enable that kind of beast to grow..

Oblig: (2)

houghi (78078) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974174)

Re:Oblig: (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975096)

You have to understand, giving away valuable things away for free is communism, while selling junk for good money is capitalism.

bad idea (4, Insightful)

initialE (758110) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974220)

Whatever happened to waiting until the story is over to tell the tale? History used to be written by the winners, not by the ones vested in getting their opinion turned into the "correct" one.

Re:bad idea (1)

orphiuchus (1146483) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974288)

Whatever happened to waiting until the story is over to tell the tale? History used to be written by the winners, not by the ones vested in getting their opinion turned into the "correct" one.

I already posted so I cant mod this up, but this is a excellent point. Its pretty clear that the filmmakers already know which side of the issue they're going to present, regardless of what happens in the long term. Hopefully at some point a filmmaker will really get embarrassed by reality and they will take a more cautious approach in the future.

Re:bad idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34976158)

History used to be written by the winners, not by the ones vested in getting their opinion turned into the "correct" one.

Pardon me if I misunderstand, but are you arguing that having the winners write history is the best strategy? Are you arguing that the winners are not "vested in getting their opinion turned into the correct one"?

Let's say Assange is convicted of rape and the US government succeeds in censoring Wikileaks. They will have won. Can you seriously say, then, that the US government's history on Wikileaks would be definitive and unbiased?

Too much violence? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974638)

Does it contain the rape scenes?

But Assange isn't in it for the money (1)

NiceGeek (126629) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974652)

trust him.

Re:But Assange isn't in it for the money (1)

KeensMustard (655606) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975650)

Given that he won't get a cent from the movie (the author of the book didn't pay him royalties, and neither, it is likely, will the movie based on the book), that seems obvious.

his profound book (1)

countertrolling (1585477) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974718)

his incredibly extensive depth of knowledge..thought-provoking thriller..

OMG! Who wrote this summary?? Had to come from the man himself..They should know that turning the hype up to 11 leaves no head room.

He's a propagandist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974894)

Hes not a great man, he a is barely tolerable person who thinks that being contrary is how to be famous.

The "collateral murder" was so heavily edited and omitted the images that clearly showed that he was wrong.... but I guess people like Ass-hinge and Moore don't need the truth, they need a nugget to incite.

child leaker (1)

hey (83763) | more than 3 years ago | (#34974902)

"The book details Assange's life from his childhood on Magnetic Island in Queensland, Australia,"

Hey class-mates here's a copy of tomorrow's test!

Assange vs. Manning (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34974928)

Who wants to bet that Assange is going to be portrayed as the hero and Bradley Manning will be just a bit player?

Re:Assange vs. Manning (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975118)

It's Hollywood we're talking about. Who wants to bet that they'll BOTH be portrayed as the villains?

distorted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34975070)

I would like to watch a movie if its real. But with so much hype even before the movie is announced makes me lose hope.

Tobermory Effect (2)

phobos13013 (813040) | more than 3 years ago | (#34975130)

Let be honest folks, this is just the next step in the information war. It has nothing to do with telling the "real" story or giving us any understanding of the issues wikileaks revealed. Instead it is just an attempt to make a circus sideshow out of a non-issue. Meanwhile the foot soldiers throw their potshots as evidenced on the replys at slashdot and around the web. Worse yet, if it becomes a box office bomb (which i easily envision) it becomes a "who cares about assange" issue. The free-market will have spoken on what is more important in the information war....

psyop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34975294)

Is there anyone who hasn't figure out that he's a CIA asset?

http://theintelhub.com/2011/01/22/wikileaks-is-the-cognitive-infiltration-operation-demanded-by-cass-sunstein/

"Ninety-five percent of the work of intelligence agencies around the world is disinformation and deception." - Andreas von Bülow, former parliamentary official responsible for the budget for Germany's intelligence agencies, December 2001

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." - William Casey, former CIA director, at his first staff meeting in 1981

omg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34976090)

the lying brainwash-industry of Hollywood is making a film about a truth-seeking guy hated by the American government...i guess, this will be as embaressing as the remake of the "Girl with the Dragon tatoo". why can't you just leave the rest of the world alone with your all american bullshit?

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