It's somehow appropriate that the man behind Wikileaks is on the verge of being overexposed.
Mark Boal, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Hurt Locker," is part of a group that has bought the rights to New York Times editor Bill Keller's magazine piece about his paper's part in helping Julian Assange leak a ka-jillion top-secret documents, reported Deadline.
This is in addition to a possible film based on "Inside Wikileaks," by Assange's former #2, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who parted ways in a dispute over his desire to apply journalistic discretion to the leaks. That book comes out Feb. 15, and DreamWorks is already eying it.
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And, of course, there's Assange's own memoir, which will almost surely get turned into something. The hottest rumor is a feature film directed by "Bourne Ultimatum" helmer Paul Greengrass--but that is strictly rumor.
Documentary factory Alex Gubney is already at work on hiw own Wikileaks film; Raffi Khatchadourian's New Yorker article "No Secrets: Julian Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency" is the possible target of a joint venture from HBO and the BBC; a doc called "WikiLeaks: War, Lies and Videotape" is on the way; and there are two other books whose rights are on the block, "Megaleaks" by Andy Greenberg, and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy" the upcoming book from David Leigh and Luke Harding.
And lest we forget, there will no doubt be tell-alls from the women who claim they were assaulted by Assange.
Now does he understand the concept ot "too much information"?