Here's the first trailer for Oliver Stone's movie about Edward Snowden

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Jun 30, 2015
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  1. Oliver Stone’s biopic of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reached post-production and now, the first trailer for the flick is online.

    The film, based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (think Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Looper) as Snowden and Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend Lindsay Mills.

    Nicholas Cage also makes an appearance as a senior intelligence official, we’re told.

    The trailer doesn’t reveal too much but it does set the tone for what’s likely to be a great watch regardless of your stance on Snowden.

    Snowden: An Oliver Stone Film is slated to hit theaters this Christmas.

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Most likely, although if it's anything like Stone's JFK film, it'll be filled with more fiction than fact. Hollywood has the freedom to put whatever they want in their films, and people take it as truth because more people see movies than study history. If JFK is any indication, Stone has no problems changing history to sell more movie tickets.
  3. You are being a bit harsh there MilwaukeeMike, you should wait till you see the movie before you make such obviously knee-jerk responses.
  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Who cares.
    Instead of people thinking or not believing everything their doing is being watched/recorded, now they know for sure. A simple NSA employee decided to convey this information because he knew it was unjust/unwarranted.
    Uncle Sam says its not true, then later admits it with a followup reason. Therefore lying to a nation under the flag excuse that their protecting us against a wide range of security flaws and threats.
    There's no drama and absolutely no reason to make a movie out of something so asinine.
    Every branch of the government is ran with the utmost precedence, its nothing more then a glorified high school. They still decide the school needs a shiny new digital vending machine, while kids are using the same schoolbooks for 10 years in a row teaching the winners view of history.

    No one cares.
  5. Hexic

    Hexic TS Maniac Posts: 333   +164

    Correct - no one should care. Whomever was surprised that we are all being 'watched' at the time of the Snowden debacle, had their own heads too far buried in sand, or up where the sun doesn't shine.

    If this was a surprise to anyone, then maybe it's time to get up to speed in this 21st century. However, they will make a movie over this issue, because as Mike stated, it'll sell tickets. And Oliver Stone will get his 10 cents this decade. Every branch of (damn near) every organization is ran poorly in some fashion. Government or not. And in hot topic issues such as this (..somehow..) there is money to be made.

    The problem could be, when you funnel so much money into a certain sector, with little tono communication between various departments, problems naturally arise.

    And/or the general populace is so painfully ignorant, that the slightest change in barometric pressure incites congressional investigations into programs that everyone with an IQ higher than the teeth left in their skulls knew was happening many years prior.

    The latter seems to be the statistical anomaly. Yet hop on that short-sighted bandwagon while the going is still good.

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