weird world of julian assange

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Will Leave The Ecuadorian Embassy When He Feels Like It

Hi. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Even though the coffee is warm and the bed is comfy, it looks like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is coming to an end. In a press conference today, he said that he will “soon” leave the safe house after spending two years trying to avoid extradition to the United States over rape and sexual assault allegations. Read More

Movie Time

The Trailer for the Wikileaks Movie Promises Lots of Riveting Computering

There's lots of code cause hackers, get it? (Photo: screencap)

Guess this thing is really happening: Behold, the trailer for The Fifth Estate, the upcoming cinematic take on Wikileaks. It’s heavy on the standing around staring at ~code~ on computer screens and also government types yelling, topped off with a blonde Benedict Cumberbatch doing a not-bad impression of Julian Assange.

Tumblr is, of course, already flooded with GIFs and screencap collages lovingly assembled by Mr. Cumberbatch’s fanatical followers. Can’t wait for the inevitable Sherlock/Wikileaks fanfic crossover:  Read More

Hollywood Tech

Walking Internet Avatar Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly in Talks to Play Alan Turing in Biopic

(Photo: Zap2It)

This should delight the Sherlock fangirls on Tumblr: Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s currently shooting The Fifth Estate, in which he plays controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is reportedly in talks to take on his next awesomely nerdy role. Deadline reports that Mr. Cumberbatch may be gearing up to play Alan Turing in a biopic about the famous British mathematician’s life. Read More

WikiLeaks Woes

Ecuador Requests Medical Safe Passage for Julian Assange

(Photo: Free Assange)

Citing health concerns, Ecuador has asked the British government to guarantee medically related safe passage for  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mr. Assange, who faces allegations he assaulted two women in Sweden in 2010, has been living inside Ecuador’s London Embassy since June. British authorities have insisted they will arrest Mr. Assange should he leave the embassy, but Reuters reports that Albuja Martinez, Ecuador’s vice foreign minister, seeks a formalized exception: Read More