Starring in his own book and film ... Kim Dotcom. Photo: Reuters
Work on a film about Megaupload founder and internet piracy accused Kim Dotcom is under way.
The documentary, with the working title Mega Conspiracy, will explore the US government's case against Megaupload, as well as issues of content ownership, says co-producer Donovan Leitch.
Dotcom's friend and associate Alex Mardikian, who is co-producer with Leitch, told the Hollywood Reporter that about 60 hours of interviews had already been shot.
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In addition to interviews with Dotcom, the film's producers have spoken with his co-accused, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato.
"Kim is part of the story, but we want to tell the whole story," Mardikian said.
Talks are under way with Emmy nominee Marc Levin to direct the film.
Meanwhile, journalist Neil Strauss, a former New York Times music writer, is said to be working on a biography of Dotcom.
Dotcom, 38, is on bail in New Zealand awaiting extradition to the US, where he faces charges of racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering in relation to the Megaupload site.
He and his three co-accused were arrested on January 20 in a police raid on Dotcom's $30 million rented mansion in Coatesville, north of Auckland.
The extradition hearing is set down for August.