Don Murphy’s Angryfilms has optioned film rights to “Little Brother,” the young-adult novel by sci-fi author and blogger Cory Doctorow. The following is how the title is described:
Marcus, a.k.a w1n5t0n, is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system worksand how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high schools intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.
But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where theyre mercilessly interrogated for days.
When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.
Murphy and his Angryfilms partner Susan Montford, who are producing, are out to writers and directors.