EDWARD SNOWDEN LANDS LEAD IN WARGAMES 2
HONG KONG – Edward J. Snowden, heroic whistleblower/traitor, has landed the lead role in Disney’s forthcoming WarGames 2: Electric Boogaloo, a sequel to the 1983 John Badhem directed movie which gave Matthew Broderick and the threat of geeks to the world.
The film will also represent a return to fiction cinema for director Michael Moore after his previous unhappy disaster Canadian Bacon actually killed people it was so unfunny.
Moore told the Studio Exec:
I’m a great admirer of Edward Snowden and what he managed to do with computers and stuff against the dark and powerful machinations of the secret government, and at the same time, I was in a meeting with all these Disney suits and we were talking about a sequel to Bowling for Columbine, but then one of them mentioned the WarGames 2 property and it clicked. Computers, geeks, taking over the world, the world in crisis! The military! Amazing. And Snowden would be perfect.
Why cast a non-actor like Mr. Snowden?
Originally they were looking at Julian Assange, but chances are he’d be in Ecuador by the time we actually got to filming and Edward was in Hong Kong so I phoned him and he said, ‘I’ve got nothing better to do’, which is exactly what you want to hear as a director.
What about the story Mikey?
The story is about David Lightman (Snowden), a computer geek who manages to tap into the computers of the CIA, the NSA and Kayne West. He publishes all the material and gets into loads of trouble and there are chases and what not. However, when Ally Sheedy (playing Jennifer Mack once more), who now works for the government realises what has been going on, she rescues David and he is celebrated as a hero.
Do you think that’s what will happen to Edward Snowden?
Are you kidding? We’re rushing through preproduction to get to filming before Edward is killed in a [uses finger quotes here] car accident.
WarGames 2: Electric Boogaloo will start filming under secret conditions in the Hong Kong Hilton, room 125.