Sony Pictures Gears Up For An Edward Snowden Movie

Glen Greenwald released his book 2 days ago in which he recounts the leaks by Edward Snowden and how it all came to be. Sony Pictures has purchased the right to the book and James Bond producers are on board to turn it into a movie.

Edward Snowden

Greenwald is the focal person who worked with Snowden and helped the former NSA contractor bring his startling revelations to the mainstream media. Greenwald and his media organization were harassed and threatened by the British agencies but he stuck to his guns and published the scandalous details of NSA’s surveillance as well as those of GCHQ in Britain.

His book titled ‘No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State‘ recounts all this and even reveals some new documents, published for the first time in the book itself. Greenwald also offers a detailed and informed commentary on the digital privacy landscape and the present state of surveillance.

Sony Pictures plans to turn this book into a movie. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, both producers of the James Bond flick, are apparently on board with this project. Greenwald seems happy with the deal and is looking forward to the cinematic adaptation of his book. According to him, “Growing up, I was heavily influenced by political films, and am excited about the opportunity to be part of a political film that will resonate with today’s moviegoers.”

A movie about Edward Snowden will certainly help a bigger audience view all the events leading to his leaks in a more linear and clear manner. However, one does hope that the adaptation turns out to be engaging and not a boring failure, much like many recent tech-related movies have turned out to be.

Courtesy: MarketWatch

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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