Coming in October to a theater possibly near you:
Garance Franke-Ruta writes:
Based on Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and David Leigh and Luke Harding’s WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, the film covers the heady early days of the site and appears from the trailer, which was just released, to cast Assange as a heroic visionary who takes things too far. “You can’t change change the world without crashing the system,” the movie trailer says. It would seem an apt tagline for Snowden’s activities, too — and a reminder that it’s only a matter of time before he also becomes the ripped from the headlines personality at the center of a major film.
Julian Assange’s preemptive denunciation of the movie (based on a reading of the script) is probably a good sign. I only hope it deals with the truly sinister connections between Assange, the antisemitic Israel Shamir, and the repressive regime in Belarus.