DreamWorks has entered the WikiLeaks race by acquiring two books about the controversial website and its founder, Julian Assange. The studio picked up the rights to Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding.
Daniel Domscheit-Berg was an executive at WikiLeaks, who left the company after Julian Assange failed to display journalistic integrity. David Leigh and Luke Harding are reporters for the U.K. newspaper The Guardian, who helped Julian Assange with his early revelations. It is believed that DreamWorks are planning on making a WikiLeaks movie that explores several angles of the story, although a screenwriter hasn't been hired by the studio yet.
This is just the latest in a few different WikiLeaks projects from other production companies. We reported in January that Josephson Entertainment was mounting a biopic entitled The Most Dangerous Man in the World, based off the biography of the same name by Andrew Fowler. Michelle Krumm and Barry Josephson are producing that project. Last month, we reported that The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal and Annapura Pictures' Megan Ellison are making a WikiLeaks movie based on a New York Times article by Bill Keller.
We'll have to see which one of these projects gets moving first in the near future.