Sony Pictures Buys Clarke’s Story

In a move which surprised absolutely no one with any knowledge of the modern infotainment business, Sony Pictures has purchased the film rights to the book on counterterrorism penned by Richard Clarke, who has become the largest thorn in the side of the Bush administration during the hearings on the 9/11 attacks. Sony says it envisions an “All The President’s Men”-type approach to the film version of the former counterterrorism advisor’s account of the rise of Al-Qaeda and the failure of the U.S. government to properly address the danger. Clarke’s literary agent says that nearly every major Hollywood studio called to explore the concept of a film.