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Sony To Make Movie of Edward Snowden Story

samzenpus posted about 5 months ago | from the leaks-camera-action! dept.

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the rights to the new book by journalist Glenn Greenwald about fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the studio said Wednesday. James Bond franchise producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will make the movie version of 'No Place to Hide,' described as 'a political film that will resonate with today's moviegoers.' The book, subtitled 'Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State,' was just recently published in Britain by Hamish Hamilton and in the United States by Metropolitan Books."

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Good for all the traitors (1, Troll)

mozumder (178398) | about 5 months ago | (#47005113)

finally we can gather all the traitors in a movie theatre and arrest them.

Us big-government types wins again, as always. =^D

Re:Good for all the traitors (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005391)

Wow, such lame attempt at trolling for such low uid... wtf?

Re:Good for all the traitors (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005499)

such lame attempt at trolling for such low uid... wtf?

Read his posting history,

He's an Apple zealot and fanatic libertarian. Not typical choices for a mentally stable individual...

Re:Good for all the traitors (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006767)

An Apple fanatic AND a libertarian?

That's a severe case of cognitive dissonance if I've ever heard one...

Re:Good for all the traitors (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005399)

Sorry to break this to you, but if you support the NSA and the direction that the US government is going, then you are the traitor.

Re:Good for all the traitors (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005611)

finally we can gather all the traitors in a movie theatre and arrest them.

Probably not, but the intent of this kind of movie is often similar.

Like the Wikileaks film, it'll basically be a type of COINTELPRO propaganda piece intended to frame the discussion around the leaks to suit the big media/corp/gov't agenda.

Re:Good for all the traitors (2)

erikkemperman (252014) | about 5 months ago | (#47006987)

Like the Wiki leaks film, it'll basically be a type of COINTELPRO propaganda piece intended to frame the discussion around the leaks to suit the big media/corp/gov't agenda.

Well yeah, that's obviously a possibility. Although Greenwald seems to maintain a more or less positive relationship with Snowden, which is markedly different from the wikileaks film (which I didn't care for, though I still think Benedict Cumberbatch did pretty well) where Assange basically hated the script even before the movie was out.

Re:Good for all the traitors (2)

jeff13 (255285) | about 5 months ago | (#47009681)

Well, the Assange flick (The Fifth Estate) was based on a book from a disgruntled former WikiLeaks guy's book. A book that was mostly a hate fest directed at Assange. What has been announced here is a film based on Glenn Greenwald's journalism, for which he won the Pulitzer this year. Huge difference, I reckon.

nothing left to hide (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005115)

good title? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpS2N_9fHiA

Got it! (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | about 5 months ago | (#47005135)

Snowden just gave me a pre-release

Re:Got it! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005165)

Watching the Sony movie installs a new backdoor onto your computer, to be sure you have the digital rights to all Sony movies.

Re:Got it! (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006229)

I wonder if the previous poster realizes this is actually true.

Re:Got it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47007507)

I wonder if the previous poster realizes this is actually true.

It is bad form for an AC to respond to another... then no one can tell if it's just one person talking to themselves, like some crazy conspiracy nut.

Oh, wait.

Re:Got it! (1)

JRV31 (2962911) | about 5 months ago | (#47010705)

Here is the story. Sony puts malware on CDs, how can anyone trust them to tell the truth? They will just put their spin on it and make a hero out to be a traiter. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/... [zdnet.com]

Re:Got it! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47009617)

The DVD special features contain a list of all email addresses and passwords for the Sony PlayStation Network.

Re:Got it! (1)

ememisya (1548255) | about 5 months ago | (#47010513)

In one hand I think, really? Sony is making the story of Snowden? The ones who pretty much made it okay to hack if you're a big enough entity, but not so much if you're a single person. They were the original rootkitters. On the other hand I think, good for them, it's what the kids are into nowdays right? Freedom and rights and stuff? It's gotta sell, a contravertial topic! Although, the bottom line is there isn't much of a movie to be made out of this since it's still not a thing of the past, I'd personally wait a decade or two until it becomes history. The people who thought it would be brilliant to argue "Why do you need privacy?" until they run off with billions are still making those billions :) Really, how is this different than confession booths? Thank you father facebook.

Snowden does NOT... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005149)

...deserve a book, movie, or anything.

Re:Snowden does NOT... (2)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 5 months ago | (#47005271)

what about an jack bauer beat down?

Re:Snowden does NOT... (1)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | about 5 months ago | (#47006305)

(Snowden does NOT...) ...deserve a book, movie, or anything.

what about an jack bauer beat down?

Not sure if troll or droll political commentary.

Re:Snowden does NOT... (3, Insightful)

Travis Mansbridge (830557) | about 5 months ago | (#47006121)

And I suppose you deserve neither liberty nor security.

Re:Snowden does NOT... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006661)

Apparently you don't deserve a Slashdot account...

Re:Snowden does NOT... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47008703)

Huh. So much for "truth in modding"

It'll go over like the Wikileaks movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005173)

Complete and utter trash with only enough verisimilitude warrant the title.

Re:It'll go over like the Wikileaks movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005415)

Or "Zero Dark Thirty", where torture worked.

Re:It'll go over like the Wikileaks movie (1)

erikkemperman (252014) | about 5 months ago | (#47007019)

Or Unthinkable [slashdot.org] in which, after Samuel L Jackson tortures a guy for the whole film it turns out he didn't go far enough. Having slashed the detainees wife's throat before his eyes, they stopped short at doing same to his kids. Moral of the story, torture works but only as long as you're willing to go all the way. Sickening.

Re:It'll go over like the Wikileaks movie (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 5 months ago | (#47007081)

Let's try it on some politicians. I always wanted to know who paid how much for what laws.

Re:It'll go over like the Wikileaks movie (1)

Wootery (1087023) | about 5 months ago | (#47007929)

It was a pretty awful film, with a pretty awful message. I remember an early scene where Jackson's character batters a fellow torturer for... enjoying it too much, or something.

As you say, Jackson's character kills the bad guy's wife... without giving him any forewarning. Doesn't that defeat the point? Tell me what I need to know or I'll kill your wife at least gives you leverage, but there's not much to be gained just outright killing her.

The film did at least cover that without an immediate way to verify claims, torture can yield false information. As you say though, the film really pushes the idea that the solution would have been more and better torture, because in letting up, they gave the bad guy time to regain his energy for resisting torture.... Pretty sure that no-one has ever lasted more than 3 minutes of waterboarding without 'breaking'.

I get the impression that entertainment like 24 has had a pretty dire effect on people's opinions on this stuff... (Unthinkable at least had the decency to be a genuinely awful film.)

Re:It'll go over like the Wikileaks movie (1)

Talderas (1212466) | about 5 months ago | (#47007725)

I dunno. I think it can be good.... if directed by Michael Bay.

NSA to track ticket sales (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005193)

Cash, baby!

Again? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005195)

Must be getting awfully expensive to tarnish peoples character if you need a movie for it every time.

Reserved Judgement (5, Interesting)

GrahamCox (741991) | about 5 months ago | (#47005225)

This could be a good opportunity to wake up the populace to the very real threat to their liberty that mass surveillance is. Or it could just be a stupid "action" thriller that focusses on the wrong thing entirely - Snowden's flight. I'll reserve judgement, but my bet would be on the latter.

Re:Reserved Judgement (3, Insightful)

Adam Colley (3026155) | about 5 months ago | (#47005369)

Heh

Remember Takedown?

Accuracy will be the first thing to go in the name of artistic license.

Re:Reserved Judgement (3, Interesting)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 5 months ago | (#47005455)

Perhaps you don't understand how it works. Accuracy is not important if it gets people exercised about their rights being violated by the government. If you want accuracy, you go to a journalist. If you want agitprop, you go to a filmmaker.

And I'm not using "agitprop" as a negative.

The surveillance state is growing so powerful so quickly, nothing short of a lot of people making this their number one issue can possibly stop it. I don't care if the movie takes shortcuts or glosses over details, as long as it changes some minds.

Of course, if Sony's in charge, it could easily paint Snowden as History's Greatest Monster and be nothing more than a commercial for how great it is to have a bunch of g-men upskirting your private communications.

Tell you one thing, though. Just the fact that Sony's making a movie means that some people who've ignored the whole issue up to now will get to know something about what happened. If it forces them to go look up some sources and find out just what kind of wolf-in-sheep's clothing the Obama Administration turned out to be, it will be worth it. Maybe it'll stop another authoritarian corporatist (Hillary) from becoming president. If a few things break right, we could end up throwing the elections of 2016 up for grabs, which could only be a good thing. If it gets people to go out into the streets, it would be a great thing.

Re:Reserved Judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005481)

"...how great it is to have a bunch of g-men upskirting your private communications."

What a perfectly cromulent turn of phrase. Thanks Pope!

Re:Reserved Judgement (3, Interesting)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about 5 months ago | (#47006071)

If you lie while making your argument, all anyone will talk about is the lie. There's nothing quite so stupid as hading your enemy a dagger right before your fight.

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 5 months ago | (#47013363)

There's a difference between lying and taking license with a story. You might combine two minor characters into one, or leave out a detail of a story that could be distracting and not add anything to the narrative.

Every story that is told is an adjustment of the truth. Just by having a point of view, you necessarily limit the truth. All narrators are unreliable to a certain extent.

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | about 5 months ago | (#47006147)

If you want accuracy, you go to a journalist.

That's debatable, [youtube.com] given that cybernetically this is a special case of the Ken Thompson Unix Compiler Hack. [bell-labs.com]

Which watchers who watch what watchers warrant watching?

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 5 months ago | (#47013377)

Good point. But any film is a distortion of the truth to a certain extent. The only measure is whether or not it is effective.

Re:Reserved Judgement (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006571)

Painting him as the bad guy wouldn't work. Overt propaganda is much less effective than covert. Just look at most WWII-era propaganda and compare it with modern propaganda. My guess is they will end the movie like "but was it worth it?", showing the character's actions as negative but not evil. So people will go out of it thinking "oh, he's an idiot who didn't think of the consequences, I'm much more clever and so is Big Brother."

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

Guest316 (3014867) | about 5 months ago | (#47007551)

Aww, and you were doing so well right up until you had to do the red-vs-blue baiting.

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 5 months ago | (#47013389)

The only problem with what you say is that supported Obama's candidacy. I consider myself a whole lot more "Blue" than Barack Obama. And it's with no joy that I say that he's a failed and destructive president.

I was not engaging in "red-vs-blue" baiting.

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 5 months ago | (#47007633)

CreepyDOL [ussjoin.com] is the solution. Make surveillance so cheap and pervasive, and most importantly so visible to everyone that they demand more security.

Re:Reserved Judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47007647)

You dont get it. In the Hollywood rewrite Snowden Delivers up the evil contractor (with a british accent of course) who is about to betray All Merica's secrete alien technology to the Nsa.

Michael Bay directs the camera shakes and there is nothing to see .

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

Agares (1890982) | about 5 months ago | (#47010863)

I really wish more people saw things like you do. Then we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now, or at the very least we would be able to get out of it.

Re:Reserved Judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005989)

Miramax distorts the facts!

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

kLimePie (3031053) | about 5 months ago | (#47005635)

Or it could be one of those serious dramas intended for the Oscars. I mean the Snowden brand could be good enough for a low-budget movie to break even, so if you add an A-list director and actor, it could make more money than a blockbuster that gets universally panned by the critics. Every studio has an "indie" pictures divsions precisely for this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S... [wikipedia.org]

Re:Reserved Judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005673)

The public pretty much knows what's going on. They don't need informed more.
 
Joe Sixpack isn't going to do anything until you cut off his food and sports supply. Right now he's up to his ears in both so he'll remain asleep.

Reserved Judgement (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005717)

I was thinking the same thing, however considering it is Sony I will have no interest in watching the movie. And I highly doubt the movie will be remotely accurate, movies like this are only about 10% close to what actually happened. I think there should be more then enough /. users that have seen these type of movies to know it will be nothing more then a atypical over-produced inaccurate 'based on real life events'.

I would be willing to bet they will not be showing a maintenance contractor stealing data from servers. But some unrealistic 'secret spy" who went rogue, pretty much killing off any chance at showing how someone without top level knowledge and training can break thru and expose the system.

Re:Reserved Judgement (3, Insightful)

johnlcallaway (165670) | about 5 months ago | (#47006205)

You mean the threat that some self-righteous person can lie and manipulate his fellow workers into risking their jobs and livelihoods just so the self-righteous person can get some attention?? That if someone at work asks you to do something that isn't following procedure that you probably shouldn't do it because you could lose your job for someone that doesn't give a crap about you and will just flee the country and leave you hanging in the wind??

I hope so, maybe we can stop more security leaks.

Because the last time I checked ... nothing has changed. Other than Snowden getting far more press coverage than he deserves.

Or will Sony be brave enough to paint the entire picture rather than just try and create a feel-good movie about an underdog by only presenting the facts that help them get the best ratings instead of presenting a balanced viewpoint?

Probably .. that's what most documentaries do. Al Gore and Michael Moore are masters of that, I wonder if Sony will hire them.

Re:Reserved Judgement (5, Insightful)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 5 months ago | (#47007627)

Because the last time I checked ... nothing has changed. Other than Snowden getting far more press coverage than he deserves.

Thanks to Snowden people are focused on securing the internet. Old protocols are being re-examined, new ones are being developed to be secure from the start. We found out about numerous back doors and weakened systems. We learned of previously unknown security flaws. We found about about widespread criminality and abuse, and reacted to it.

Companies that the NSA/GCHQ had hacked have made changes to secure themselves. Maybe not enough, but things have definitely improved and they will be looking to block spies in the future.

Even if you think that is all bad, at the very least Snowden demonstrated how insecure the NSA is. If he could get all that information from such a lowly position then it is safe to assume that the Russians, Chinese, Iranians and a number of other agencies had already infiltrated and gathered it all anyway. Americans should know that their country's secrets have been widely and easily compromised.

Re:Reserved Judgement (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006423)

This could be a good opportunity to wake up the populace to the very real threat to their liberty that mass surveillance is. Or it could just be a stupid "action" thriller that focusses on the wrong thing entirely - Snowden's flight. I'll reserve judgement, but my bet would be on the latter.

Surveillance is not a threat to liberty. Assholes with authority are, even with the wrong information. You don't need surveillance to be an asshole with authority, and surveillance isn't what makes you one.

Re:Reserved Judgement (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 5 months ago | (#47007083)

We're talking about a big studio. What do you think you'll get? A biography with a painstaking quest for authenticity, or an action flick with lots of kaboom?

Re:Reserved Judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47010419)

Even if Sony do everything in their power to shine the light on the true injustice, and help to force the Government to apologise, eliminate the NSA, and gift Snowden a full pardon (and stick to it), I'd have my reservations.

Sony have fucked the people far too hard for far too long. As far as liberty and justice are concerned, the brand is toxic. To paraphrase South Park: "If they cured cancer and AIDS next week, they'd still owe two presents".

not secret enough (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005239)

another potential title?http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=firestorm+wmd+weather+starvation

If there was ever a reason to want Michael Bay... (5, Funny)

Rinikusu (28164) | about 5 months ago | (#47005247)

By itself, neat story, but not something I'd spend $15 to see. Now, add some gratuitous explosions and robots...

VO: "They wanted him dead. He wanted to live."

little girl holding a teddy bear: "Daddy, will the bad men come for you?"

Jean Claude Van Damme as Edward Snowden: "No, sweetie... not with my army they won't..."

Thousands of little robots come streaming out of his garage, destroying an FBI surveillance van...

Re:If there was ever a reason to want Michael Bay. (1)

asmkm22 (1902712) | about 5 months ago | (#47005861)

Reminds me of Pablo Francisco [youtube.com]

Re:If there was ever a reason to want Michael Bay. (1)

tomofumi (831434) | about 5 months ago | (#47006243)

sounds like very hollywood...and I'd like to see some Bourne-style added too :)

I four One (2)

rmdingler (1955220) | about 5 months ago | (#47005263)

Would go see it in the theatre even if it put me on some kind of list this comment does not qualify for.

Whether that makes me naive, stupid, or patriotic is unclear, which is fitting, since I think that's right where Edward is presently.

Re:I four One (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005287)

yes please watch out for the no-watch list, you don't want to be on that. apparently ordering combo #3 will get you targetted by a drone. watch out sirtz!!!

Re:I four One (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005387)

If you exist, you're on the list.

Re:I four One (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005573)

Me too. But I will pay with cash.

I only see about one movie per year. This is the only thing I have seen coming through the system I have much of an interest in.

I hope the film-makers support PopeRatso's take on it and use this as an opportunity warn the public about the rapidly encroaching police state our society is spiraling into.

I have to sign off as anonymous coward,because there are a lot of posts here in dire need of upward moderation, and if I get a few modpoints, I want to use them here.

--

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]

Re:I four One (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006679)

I four One

I like the accent

Fair AND Balanced (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005337)

its in the subtext

My irony gland just had an orgasm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005367)

Unless Sony is going to portray him as an IP thief/copyright infringer. That I could see.

"Sony is going to portray him as an IP thief/copy" (1)

TrollstonButterbeans (2914995) | about 5 months ago | (#47005733)

No worse, I have read the plot for the film:

Mr. Snowden is a young man, likes to use Linux and uses open source web browsers.

Of course his love of open source software, lead him down a dangerous path.

First he installs pop-up blockers, and later falls in love with FireFox and Ad-Block.

But his willingness to hurt the economy doesn't stop there, he starts "experimenting" with Bit-Torrent and then becomes addicted to "MegaUpload.com".

After the authorities were hot on his trail and about to arrest him for piracy and supporting software that harms the US economy, he does yet another illegal download -- this time abusing his position as contract worker for the NSA (despite them paying him handsomely) -- and downloads essentially materials for survelliance of world-wide terrorists.

He then abruptly flies to Hong Kong, where many ripped DVDs are freely available because it is part of China as a natural instinct.

Realizing China has business relations with the US, he is forced to flee to Russia where copyright law isn't recognized (think of "allofmp3.com"), where he will free to do as many illegal downloads as he pleases.

This "True Story", despite being a documentary is copyright (C) 2014 Sony Corporation, All Rights Reserved.

Snowden's future (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005381)

Snowden's dilemma reminds me of my own. On two occasions, due to desperation, I took a couple of work assignments under black managers, assignments which, by the way, did not last very long. These two, one male, the other female, were incredibly incompetent. Why, they were stupid/crazy and crazy/stupid. Based on these experiences plus other interactions with blacks, I have come to the firm conclusion that the minds of blacks work on an entirely different system from that of the White man, and for this reason alone, blacks should be considered a different species. But, what are you going to do? Companies have to toe the line, political correctness-speaking, because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reputed to be the most feared governmental agency. I could tell you a firsthand account of what I went through with the EEOC. It is just as corrupt as any other government agency, maybe more so.

Will... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005457)

Will Chris Hemsworth play Snowden?

Re:Will... (1)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | about 5 months ago | (#47005523)

No. I hear Conchita Wurst will be play the lead.

Captain America (1)

bussdriver (620565) | about 5 months ago | (#47005591)

That actor who played Captain America needs to play Snowden!

Re:Captain America (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005721)

I can see it: buff bod, staring thoughtfully off in the distance, breeze blowing through his hair, adagio dramatic music in the background, and him turning to face the camera and breathlessly saying, "I did this all for you." And more dipshits wanking off during the movie than you can find in your friendly neighborhood adult theater.

One saving grace is that, in 10 or 20 years, maybe they'll bring back MST3K and this and that Assange movie can make great over-acting theater fodder for a new generation.

Re:Captain America (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005959)

But he already did that story in the winter soldier!
Sure the NSA had a lot more automatic weapons on flying ships in the movie, but that's just special effects.

Re:Will... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006757)

gag me

Re:Will... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47010415)

The real question is who will be playing his pole-dancing girlfriend?

You gotta admire Greenwald (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47005687)

Holy shit, you gotta admire the self promotion and ego of this guy. Leave his reporter job because he might have to share stories with his colleagues, drip-drip-drip out the stores to keep yourself constantly in the news, quick-as-a-bunny get SOMETHING on Snowden out fast before that 15 minute train leaves the station, and sell movie rights. Dollars to donuts he's got a nice queue of stories lined up for pre-shooting, wrap-up, and probably some doozies during the ad lead-up for the release. And you can bet that all these "shocking" stories he releases will be EXACTLY like his other ones, breathless hyperbole bordering on lies to get the media splash before it turns out that the real details of the stories aren't quite as sordid as he made them out to be.

But, he's OUR snake oil salesman, so we love the guy!

Business as usual or ? (2, Funny)

davmoo (63521) | about 5 months ago | (#47005729)

So, is Greenwald gonna share any of the money with Snowden, or is he just going to laugh all the way to the bank while Snowden rots in Russia.

Re:Business as usual or ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006589)

He may freeze to death, but not rot. Well, it being Russia I suppose they'd put some faggots on fire to keep him warm.

Re:Business as usual or ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006771)

Either way, your head's going to be up your ass the entire time.

Hmm (2)

neonmonk (467567) | about 5 months ago | (#47005941)

Seems a bit premature. What makes them think the Snowden story is over? ...or are they hoping for sequels?

Re:Hmm (2)

RivenAleem (1590553) | about 5 months ago | (#47008487)

"...And finally in entertainment news, Sean Bean has been cast to play the lead role in the new Snowden movie"

Re:Hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47008837)

Don't need much of a story to start making movie. It will say "based on a true story" which is about 5%, the other 95% is made up to make it entertaining. And they always add stuff to the story to make people think its true.

Never worth the time to watch these type of movies.

From E.S. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006059)

I hope it has a happy ending.

Definitely... (1)

Zanadou (1043400) | about 5 months ago | (#47006203)

Definitely will be #1 with a bullet in The Pirate Bay*...

(*) Unless the Pirate Bay has been blocked in your jurisdiction for your safety and to protect the children, citizen.

Thats pretty funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006217)

In a way thats like the neo-nazis coming to the aid of the jewish plight.

Propaganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47006463)

I assume it will be another propaganda movie like the one for Wikileaks. These people are making a mockery of democracy. America are you really that dumb?

Re:Propaganda (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 5 months ago | (#47007123)

Considering the "success" of the Wikileaks movie, I'd say that no, America is not that dumb. But its leaders think it is.

Since Louis XVI did so, too, (though he thought that way about the French) there's still hope for some fun and excitement in the foreseeable future.

Considering the Wikileaks movie (1)

Draugo (1674528) | about 5 months ago | (#47006595)

... I don't predict a high amount of accuracy.

Re:Considering the Wikileaks movie (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 5 months ago | (#47007067)

Or ticket sales.

Call it Stooge... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47007153)

...or oblivious...

Enemy of the State (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47007255)

Outside of some silly things in that movie, it has a lot to compete with.
Although given what we know now, a bunch of that is totally possible, even the predictive rotations of static one-direction images, just not to the extent they did it...

Some Steve Ballmer-like (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47007407)

guy in the NSA is shouting right now, "Snowwwwwwden"

whilst throwing a chair across the room. Maybe it is Steve Ballmer.

Re:Some Steve Ballmer-like (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47008985)

Or Shatner [youtube.com]

TFA (1)

hoboroadie (1726896) | about 5 months ago | (#47007459)

...Did not seem too currently informed. Better try again. [hollywoodreporter.com]

geohot (1)

queBurro (1499731) | about 5 months ago | (#47007521)

I want to hear the George Hotz story

Snowden the... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47008483)

protagonist or antagonist??

that's the question. no doubt Uncle Sam had tried to influence how this movie portraits Snowden.

Hmmm .... (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about 5 months ago | (#47008627)

I wonder if Sony appreciates that they try to be as much of a threat to privacy as does the NSA.

Hell, I strongly suspect Sony is a contributor to the NSAs data collection crap.

And they certainly employ the same tactics to bully people over copyright.

Because, Sony are collectively assholes.

Irony (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47009213)

Brought to you by the Root Kit people....

Big Surprise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47009219)

movie about a US Government spy succssfully fooling most of the world.

Just watch .... (1)

PPH (736903) | about 5 months ago | (#47009367)

.... Brazil [wikipedia.org] .

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