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Re: Oliver Stone......?!
« Reply #225 on: June 02, 2014, 03:26:53 PM »
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Oliver Stone to Helm Edward Snowden Film
Source: Variety

LONDON — Oliver Stone and long-time producing partner Moritz Borman have nabbed the rights to “The Snowden Files, The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” written by journalist Luke Harding.

Stone will pen and helm the film, drawing from Harding’s account of events surrounding the Guardian newspaper’s reporting of the disclosures provided by Edward Snowden.

Stone has started to write the screenplay and Borman is fast-tracking it as a European co-production to start filming before the end of the year.

The book was described by the New York Times as “a fast-paced, almost novelistic narrative that is part bildungsroman and part cinematic thriller.”

Stone said: “This is one of the greatest stories of our time. A real challenge. I’m glad to have the Guardian working with us.”

Guardian editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, said: “The story of Edward Snowden is truly extraordinary, and the unprecedented revelations he brought to light have forever transformed our understanding of, and relationship with, government and technology. We’re delighted to be working with Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman on the film.”
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Re: Oliver Stone......?!
« Reply #226 on: June 02, 2014, 05:07:14 PM »
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prediction: it will be called 'Snowden'.

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Re: Oliver Stone......?!
« Reply #227 on: June 02, 2014, 08:25:47 PM »
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It will of course and like so many other Oliver Stone movies, it will have no resemblance to the real events. I think his heart is in the right place, but he makes it all up.

 

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