There's a movie deal. Somebody's doing a movie.
I was gonna ask you about that. Do they have people attached?
We're just signing the contract now. I mean, the producer who's spearheading the project is Barbara Broccoli, whose father did all the Bond films, and she now produces the Bond films. So I was actually a little worried about that, because James Bond is stupid. But I haven't seen her films, so I shouldn't say that, but that's my impression from a distance. But she's a big mover in Hollywood, which is apparently important to, like, get a film done. And we want the film to be done, because, for me, like, when I was a kid, I was obsessed with All the President's Men, the film. And you know, the ability to reach huge numbers of people who don't stay online reading political writing is really important to everything we've done. [Ed. note: Sony didn't respond to a request for comment.]
Just goes to show that Hollywood is a black hole of control over political discourse. Glenn Greenwald is a superstar, and I was following his writing for a good amount of time before the NSA leaks. This article describes his gusto pretty well.
I find it ironic now that his 2012 critique of "Zero Dark Thirty" , if (the/his) film that is created from these events is in any way factually false or dramatized, could be subject to his own past scrutiny (sans torture):
I probably will not be watching this movie should it come out. The highly funded blockbusters on well-known events, such as the Social Network, the death of Bin Ladin, etc., are, to me, equally subject to the above criticism; film is not reality, if anything, it is the closest we've gotten to the manipulation of time and space.
I'll have to watch All the President's Men to get a better sense of what he's talking about.