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Oliver Stone Snowden: Movie adaptation coming out, 'The Edward Snowden Files'

An Oliver Stone Snowden movie adaptation is coming out in the future, a film in which director Oliver Stone hopes to cover the self-described “great story of our time,” that of former U.S. NSA contractor, Edward Snowden. The breaking news surrounding this story reveals that the film has a tentative title of “The Snowden Files,” though most details about the adaptation are staying under wraps for now. Variety News tells this Monday, June 2, 2014, that although the 67-year-old director feels the film will be a “real challenge,” it can be done to great and powerful effect for American audiences everywhere.

Edward Snowden movie coming out, 'Snowden Files'
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Using information and rights acquired by a Guardian journalist in a new book called “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” the Oliver Stone Snowden movie has been rumored for months since the renowned NSA agent revealed U.S. government secrets of “spying” and fled the country. The popular book was published via the Guardian earlier this 2014, and stands as the very first widely distributed piece that provides in-depth information about the previous NSA contractor, as well as reported leak of classified details.

According to UPI News, it has been established that Stone will be writing as well as serving as director for “The Snowden Files” movie adaptation. However, he won’t be working alone. The future film team will consist of and apparently be in close connection with the original authors of the book, the Guardian journalists. These talented researchers and writers will be working as film and production consultants. Needless to say, the 67-year-old director is more than excited about this Oliver Stone Snowden flick.

"This is one of the greatest stories of our time," he noted in a recent comment about the upcoming film. "A real challenge. I'm glad to have the Guardian working with us."

The editor-in-chief of the Guardian also had a few choice words to say about the Edward Snowden movie, as well as the implications the young man’s disclosure of spying / classified information leak will have on the American people at large.

“The story of Edward Snowden is truly extraordinary," Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger concluded. "The unprecedented revelations he brought to light have forever transformed our understanding of, and relationship with, government and technology. We're delighted to be working with Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman on the film."

Early sources linked with the film’s creation cite that preliminary production for “The Snowden Files” may begin as early as late 2014. Oliver Stone’s last role as a big name movie director was on the movie “Savages” back in 2012. Are you excited about the upcoming film about this national figure? Do you plan on seeing it when the flick is finally released in theaters?

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