Rough Cuts: The News at the End of the World

Watch the trailer for the nonexistent Hackgate: the Movie

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Cor, “Hollywood” doesn’t waste time in picking up ideas for movies, does it?

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The Social Network came out just as Facebook’s popularity was peaking, and now those clapperboard-wielding movie moguls have apparently slapped together a trailer for a Tinseltown chronicle of the News International phone-hacking scandal.

But unlike other films you won’t have to wait months for this particular nonexistent all-star flick to light up your local multiplex, as we’re all living through Hackgate: the Movie as we speak.

Yes, it’s a tale worthy of the myths of ancient Greece, replete with greed, corruption and the (career) deaths of a host of tyrants. It’s an exciting tale of scandal, celebrity and sleaze, as good eventually triumphs against the odds.

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It’s been 168 years in the making, but thanks to Paul and Lisa from parody specialists Handface Productions, it’s a tale the public can finally digest on the big screen. Well, YouTube. Mind you, it’s bound to get a one-star pasting in The Sun…