Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind the Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’, is taking on the underground world of cyber warfare in his upcoming feature ‘Zero Days’.
The documentary premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and tackles the new global war to attack infrastructure and technology. It provides a tease of the Stuxnet virus but it’s really just scratching the surface of the documentary.
The Stuxnet malware was unleashed by the US and Israel to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility.
However, with the worm now spread beyond its intended target, the film looks at a comprehensive account of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened the Pandora’s Box of cyber-warfare in chilling fashion.
Gibney previously won an Oscar for 2008’s ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’ and was nominated for 2006’s ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’.