Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dreamworks options two Wikileaks books (but not Spielberg)

After the rush of Wikileaks deals announced around Sundance, Dreamworks threw its hat into the ring and optioned two books about Wikileaks

Initial speculation swirled about whether Spielberg would be involved.  Sources now say that this is not a Spielberg project, but anything could change.  If Spielberg gets involved then this would clearly become the largest Wikileaks movie project out there. 

Otherwise, there is not yet too much information available about this project.  Dreamworks bought rights to the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website (Daniel Domscheit-Berg) and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (David Leigh and Luke Harding).  The latter book is by two journalists who worked with Assange to get early "leaks" into print through the newspaper The Guardian, so they may have a unique inside perspective.

No word yet on director, producer, or style.

Impact Rating: *** or ***** (3/5 stars without Spielberg, 5/5 with)
Politics Rating: Unknown
Timing Rating: Big-budget movies take time

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