Dotcom film, book in the works
Thu, 10 May 2012 11:21a.m.
Work on a film about Megaupload founder and internet piracy accused Kim Dotcom is under way and a Kiwi filmmaker is involved in its production.
The documentary, with the working title Mega Conspiracy, is to be co-produced by actor-producer Donovan Leitch and Dotcom's friend and associate Alex Mardikian.
New Zealander Fergus Milner is also involved in producing the film.
Mardikian told the Hollywood Reporter about 60 hours of interviews have already been shot.
In addition to interviews with Dotcom, the film's producers have spoken with his co-accused, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato.
The documentary will explore the US government's case against Megaupload, as well as issues of content ownership, Leitch said.
"Kim is part of the story, but we want to tell the whole story," he said.
The co-producers are yet to confirm who will direct the film, but talks are under way with Emmy nominee Marc Levin.
Meanwhile, journalist Neil Strauss, a former New York Times music writer, is said to be working on a biography of Dotcom.
Dotcom, 38, is currently on bail in New Zealand awaiting extradition to the US, where he faces charges of racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering in relation to the Megaupload site.
He and his three co-accused were arrested on January 20 in a police raid on Dotcom's $30 million rented mansion in Coatesville, north of Auckland.
The extradition hearing is set down for August.
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8/06/2012 1:41:04 a.m.
Why is it that the Sceintist or the geniuses got no power to used there invinsion or knowleged and ideas; the inborn talents they have..???
Insted the so called currpt politician always get all the credit, fame and power to commaded thru it in every ways..
To conclude then;
smart = kind
Kind = Man
Man = Feeding animals like Ape
Ape = always thinking and doing things to surpass Man
Ape = Corrupt
Corrupt = ???
14/05/2012 10:09:28 p.m.
errol hilton wrote:
It is good to have him to live in New Zealand
11/05/2012 1:49:41 p.m.
Hyman minsky wrote:
I'm in total support of Kim Dotcom. It’s about time democratic Governments started following the law. Stop causing financial crises, stop stealing from the tax payer, stop creating faults elections. Illegally declaring wars , stop putting carcinogenic chemical into food. Praxeology should be standard.
10/05/2012 2:02:19 p.m.
He's a criminal, extradite him which is what's meant to be happening.
10/05/2012 1:06:01 p.m.
Great to see he is standing up for himself. Go for it man, NZ people ( not those bribable corrupt politicians ) are supporting you.
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