The online hub for illegal goods—like drugs, sexual services and contracted killings—and its creator are getting their own movie treatment. 20th Century Fox and Cherin Entertainment have asked best-selling author Dennis Lehane (who wrote Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island) to write a script for Silk Road, Deadline Hollywood reports.
The movie will be based on a yet-to-be-published article written by Joshua Davis for Wired magazine. The article will concentrate on a young kid who was arrested for putting out a hit on the clients of Silk Road.
After the recent spate of news stories that put the online black market in the spotlight, studios immediately wrangled for the rights to the story. The Silk Road story is still developing, so presumably the script will develop with it.