Ahead of its premiere in competition at the Berlin Film Festival tomorrow, Alex Gibney’s cybercrime documentary, Zero Days, has been secured for the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures and Showtime. All U.S. distribution rights, save pay-TV, have gone to Magnolia. Showtime has taken pay-TV. FilmNation Entertainment boarded international sales just ahead of the fest.
Written and directed by Oscar winner Gibney, Zero Days tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.
Magnolia will release Zero Days theatrically in late summer, followed by its Showtime debut. Zero Days is produced by Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Global Produce’s Marc Shmuger, and executive produced by Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media and Sarah Dowland.