Oliver Stone is just not someone to be taken lightly. The person is one of the strongest directors the film industry has ever come across and not every other person has won an Oscar so we can definitely know his worth. He has dealt with the deadliest and grimmest of issues including Kennedy assassination and the Watergate break-in, the Vietnam conflict and the Bush administration's "war on terror" and now his next stop is going to be his adaptation of The Snowden Files, which is an account of the ongoing NSA scandal originally written by the Guardian journalist Luke Harding.
The thriller is going to concentrate on the experiences of the American whistleblower Edward Snowden who is a contractor at the National Security Agency. This is quite a complicated matter to choose since he has been known to have leaked thousands of classified documents to the former Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald back in June 2013.
The producers of the film will include Stone's regular business partner Moritz Borman alongside Harding and there will be other Guardian journalists involved too who will serve as production and story consultants. "This is one of the greatest stories of our time," Stone, 67, said in a statement. "A real challenge. I'm glad to have the Guardian working with us."
"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," said Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian's editor-in-chief. "We're delighted to be working with Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman on the film."