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Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing story to be filmed by Oliver Stone

The thriller is going to concentrate on the experiences of the American whistleblower Edward Snowden

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Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing story to be filmed by Oliver Stone

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."

source: theguardian

 

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Source: Latino Review  Full article at: Latino Review Jul 15 2014, 7:05pm CDT
 


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Christian Bale to play John MacDonald's Travis McGee in THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY!

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Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain' Is Better Than Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

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Thai ivory poachers kill 50-year-old elephant that featured in royal processions and Oliver Stone movie Alexander 

Source: Daily Mail - UK

Klao the elephant, pictured, was poisoned at a Thai nature reserve before poachers hacked-off his tusks. As well as starring in Oliver Stone's epic movie, the elephant was used in royal p ...
Source: Daily Mail - UK   Full article at: Daily Mail - UK Jul 12 2014, 8:11am CDT
 

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Elephant movie star poisoned in Ayutthaya, tusks stolen

Source: Asia One

A 50-year-old male elephant, which reportedly appeared in a movie about Alexander the Great, was poisoned to death and its metre-long tusks sawn off early yesterday.Police suspect a former worker at the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal was responsible.Ayutthaya police chief Pol Maj-General Sermkid Sitthichaikan led officers to inspect the bank of the Lop Buri River, where the body of Phlai ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One Jul 11 2014, 11:33pm CDT
 

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Elephant who starred in Hollywood Film Killed by Poachers in Thailand

Source: NDTV

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Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jul 11 2014, 12:57pm CDT
 

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Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film Alexander, before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to The Bangkok Post.The Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was used in scenes from the movie starring Colin F ...
Source: New Hampshire Public Radio   Full article at: New Hampshire Public Radio Jul 11 2014, 9:01am CDT
 

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Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

Source: WYPR

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Source: WYPR   Full article at: WYPR Jul 11 2014, 9:01am CDT
 

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Movies That Never Happened: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Insane 'Planet of the Apes' Reboot

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Sometimes the stories of films that never got made are more interesting than the ones that actually did. Such is the case with Return of the Apes, a rebooting of the Planet of the Apes franchise that was set to have Oliver Stone direct and Arnold Schwarzenegger star in the lead role. In typical Hollywood fashion, the project fell apart once one executive was promoted and another took over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all look back at what Stone and Sch ...
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