Lionsgate has acquired the rights to Silk Highway, an upcoming movie that tells the true story of Ross Ulbright, creator of what was as soon as the world’s largest darkish internet market.
The Story of Ross Ulbright
Ross Ulbright was a software program engineer who created and operated Silk Highway, a darkish internet market that offered illicit medicine and items in trade for Bitcoin. Inside a 12 months of its 2011 launch, Silk Highway turned the biggest unlawful market on the web.
That indisputable fact that shortly caught the eye of U.S. legislation enforcement brokers. The plot of Silk Highway revolves round an undercover operation that led to the arrest of Ulbright in 2013.
Ulbright is at present serving a double life sentence in jail, plus 40 years with out risk of parole. Although Ulbright’s unique Silk Highway website has been shut down and outdated, the U.S. authorities continues to grab property associated to the unique case.
Launch Date Set for February
Silk Highway is directed by Tiller Russel, with a screenplay primarily based on the 2014 Rolling Stone report “Useless Finish on Silk Highway” by David Kushner. It stars Jason Clarke (Brotherhood), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), and Alexandra Shipp (X-Males: Apocalypse).
The movie is scheduled to be launched on Feb. 19, 2021 in US theaters and on streaming platforms. The movie can even be launched on DVD and Blu-Ray days after the theatrical launch on Feb. 23, 2021.
Silk Highway would be the second movie from Lionsgate that focuses on cryptocurrency. Final 12 months in April, the movie firm launched Crypto, a fictional crime drama that additionally included Bitcoin in its plot.