Why Wikileaks is the perfect Tony Scott thriller film

NEW YORK, USA – The controversy over the released Wikileaks documents is perfect material for a Tony Scott action thriller adaptation where spies, national security, diplomats and foreign affairs all come together.

Sure the damage of the wikileaks revelations cannot be predicted but it is clear that with such controversial material, the face of international diplomacy will never be the same. So why do we think Tony Scott will be the best director for the ‘Wikileaks movie’? Well first of all, take a look at Tony’s style, and see the films he has made such as Spy Game, Man on Fire, Crimson Tide and Enemy of the State starring Will Smith.

All these classic thrillers are the perfect blend of spy, high stakes, big action, and strong characters placed in immeasurable circumstances. The wikileaks scandal, will no doubt get some form of hollywood treatment in the future, as the implications not only affects American Diplomats, and allies who may be embarrassed by personal comments made about them, but also the effect on how people will  perceive  them in the future.

The bigger question is whether these documents will create a new era of transparency between diplomats and foreign governments. As the cold war defined an era in cinema that saw the rise of James Bond and all things spy, the next decade could be redefined from this kind of event.

What others are saying about the US embassy cables

“The cables contain specific allegations of corruption, as well as harsh criticism by US embassy staff of their host governments, from Caribbean islands to China and Russia” – Gaurdian.co.uk

“The disclosure of the cables is sending shudders through the diplomatic establishment, and could strain relations with some countries, influencing international affairs in ways that are impossible to predict.” – NYtimes.com

“A 100 years ago, governments could still sign treaties with secret clauses. That era at least has gone. Maybe this dump of information will lead to a realisation that secrecy is not always best, though I doubt it.” – BBC.co.uk

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Tony Scott recently directed thriller ‘Unstoppable‘ starring Denzel Washington and Star Trek frontman Chris Pine which is playing at cinemas now.

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