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Coen brothers to write internet thriller Dark Web, somehow not about Reddit

10.14.2016

Who doesn't love the Coen brothers? For one, THE BIG LEBOWSKI is one of the funniest things ever made, as is RAISING ARIZONA. But they are also so talented, that they can even do creeping, existential dread in films like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, as well as merge those two sensibilities in something like FARGO. Versatility, and a unique perspective, are what make them one of the best filmmakers of this - and possibly any - generation.

Which is what makes me excited about their new project DARK WEB (then again, I'd be excited if they were doing a reboot of f*cking Ziggy). Anyway, according to the Hollywood Reporter the film is a true story about:

29-year-old idealist named Ross William Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) who built an online illegal-drug marketplace called "The Silk Road" and along the way allegedly became a murderous kingpin.

While there's no mention of the Coens directing the project, never say never! If they did, I wonder what their frequent cinematographer Roger Deakins would do to make the act of typing cinematically interesting - even David Fincher had some trouble with that in the still-excellent SOCIAL NETWORK. Either way, the mind reels.

There's no release date yet for DARK WEB at the moment; however, the Coen brothers have a film they wrote for the George Clooney-directed comedy SUBRUBICON coming out next year. So look out for that!

What do you guys think? Interested in a Coen brothers cyber-thriller? 

Extra Tidbit: Joel Coen helped edit Sam Raimi's first EVIL DEAD film.
Source: THR

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8:46AM on 10/17/2016
Dark Web will probably be quite good. The Coen Brothers have a strong track record, to say the least. Their name usually indicates quality entertainment and stuff. Perhaps, their cinematographer can play rock music over the typing and computer work. The technique almost worked in Swordfish.
I do not care if the above article acknowledges the Epix documentary or not. However, I agree with the other threadposters that people should check-out the doc. With many subjects and tales, I love
Dark Web will probably be quite good. The Coen Brothers have a strong track record, to say the least. Their name usually indicates quality entertainment and stuff. Perhaps, their cinematographer can play rock music over the typing and computer work. The technique almost worked in Swordfish.
I do not care if the above article acknowledges the Epix documentary or not. However, I agree with the other threadposters that people should check-out the doc. With many subjects and tales, I love encountering both the historical fiction and the non-fiction on the story.
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1:38PM on 10/15/2016

This is some awful journalism.

First of all, nothing makes the Coen Brothers "one of the best filmmakers of this generation," unless they have somehow morphed into one singular being.

Secondly, 'Dark Web' - about Ross Ulricht - was already made, and it was a documentary directed by Alex Winters (Bill and Ted) and narrated by Keanu Reeves. It's currently streaming on Epix. One might imagine you would reference a rather high-profile documentary about a high-profile case rather than making lame Spider-Man/Reddit jokes.

Do
First of all, nothing makes the Coen Brothers "one of the best filmmakers of this generation," unless they have somehow morphed into one singular being.

Secondly, 'Dark Web' - about Ross Ulricht - was already made, and it was a documentary directed by Alex Winters (Bill and Ted) and narrated by Keanu Reeves. It's currently streaming on Epix. One might imagine you would reference a rather high-profile documentary about a high-profile case rather than making lame Spider-Man/Reddit jokes.

Do your homework before you write articles, please.
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3:36PM on 10/15/2016
"First of all, nothing makes the Coen Brothers "one of the best filmmakers of this generation," unless they have somehow morphed into one singular being."

It really wasn't that hard to figure out what was meant here.
"First of all, nothing makes the Coen Brothers "one of the best filmmakers of this generation," unless they have somehow morphed into one singular being."

It really wasn't that hard to figure out what was meant here.
5:55PM on 10/14/2016
Reddit? Shitty Spider-Man arc?

The Dark/Deep Web is a real thing and Alex Winter made a documentary on it and Ulbricht that came out in 2015. Can't you writers google a subject for five minutes before submitting your article? It would be nice to read a bit more substance beyond "Big Lebowski is hilarious" and a Spider Man reference when it comes to two of the best filmmakers working today tackling a topic as controversial and relevant as the Deep Web.

Also why did you sensor fuck but not
Reddit? Shitty Spider-Man arc?

The Dark/Deep Web is a real thing and Alex Winter made a documentary on it and Ulbricht that came out in 2015. Can't you writers google a subject for five minutes before submitting your article? It would be nice to read a bit more substance beyond "Big Lebowski is hilarious" and a Spider Man reference when it comes to two of the best filmmakers working today tackling a topic as controversial and relevant as the Deep Web.

Also why did you sensor fuck but not shit?
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6:48PM on 10/14/2016
Just another who also thought the reddit mention was rather absurd. Surely at least one of your staff was aware of the dark web and silk road? I don't visit JoBlo daily to see top-notch entertainment commentary, but for a site that caters to nerdy guys who like comic book and sci fi movies (like myself), this article sounded like a high school quarterly post. That said, Ulbricht's bizarre-but-true story is rife for a mainstream treatment, so I suppose any press is good press, even if you liken
Just another who also thought the reddit mention was rather absurd. Surely at least one of your staff was aware of the dark web and silk road? I don't visit JoBlo daily to see top-notch entertainment commentary, but for a site that caters to nerdy guys who like comic book and sci fi movies (like myself), this article sounded like a high school quarterly post. That said, Ulbricht's bizarre-but-true story is rife for a mainstream treatment, so I suppose any press is good press, even if you liken the darknet to Reddit.
4:42PM on 10/14/2016

HA

I usually hate click bait headlines but that was funny.
I usually hate click bait headlines but that was funny.
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