David Gordon Green Directing New Film From Avengers Endgame Writers

David Gordon Green, Stephen Markus, Christopher McFeely

by James White |
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Since collaborating on a number of Marvel movies together, including Avengers: Infinity War and slightly successful follow-up Avengers: Endgame, directors Joe and Anthony Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have not tired of spending time in rooms coming up with movies. In fact, the directors set up new company AGBO, and hired the writers as co-presidents of story. They've been figuring out a host of new movies and other projects and one film now on a fast track will see David Gordon Green directing a story about the data manipulation of Cambridge Analytica, and its effects on both Facebook and the most recent US election.

Markus and McFeely wrote the drama, which according to Deadline will focus on data consultant Christopher Wylie, who was reportedly at the centre of it all. Wylie is reputed to be the catalyst who illegally corralled personal data of 87 million people from their Facebook profiles, in order to institute a messaging system that push the buttons of a vast audience with disinformation campaigns that influenced the last presidential election and the Brexit vote. Wylie met Steve Bannon when he was editor of Breitbart and before he became Donald Trump’s chief strategist. Wylie was 24 when he came up with the idea for the data analytics form Cambridge Analytica, an enterprise that was reportedly funded by Robert Mercer, a US hedge-fund billionaire and Republican donor.

Since the issue broke big (and Facebook ended up faced with a $5 billion settlement demand from the Federal Trade Commission for the privacy scandal), Wylie has become something of a whistleblower, testifying on the matter and talking to outlets such as The Guardian.

Green is currently busy preparing to make the next instalment of his Halloween franchise reboot and is considering the still-untitled new AGBO project as something he can shoot next year.

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