Feeds

WikiLeaks movie screen rights secured by DreamWorks

Julian Assange gets his 'phone home' moment

Build a business case: developing custom apps

A movie about the WikiLeaks drama looks set to get a sprinkling of stardust from Steven Spielberg, after the ET director reportedly secured the screen rights to a book chronicling the life of the whistleblower site's founder Julian Assange.

According to the Guardian, a film will be "conceived as an investigative thriller in the mould of All the President's Men".

The Dreamworks studio founded by Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg in 1994 will back the movie, which is based on the screen rights of the WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy book written by Grauniad hacks David Leigh and Luke Harding.

The book follows Assange's early years up to the founding of the WikiLeaks website in 2006. It also details the inside story of his tense partnership with The Guardian, which released more than 250,000 secret diplomatic cables late last year.

It's understood that DreamWorks has also bought the rights to ex-WikiLeaker Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book.

However, there's no script writer or director for the film yet. And it's unclear who DreamWorks would line up to play Assange. Our money's on Jim Carey or John Inman... Oh, wait. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.