Oscar-Winning Director Alex Gibney Has Elon Musk Documentary In The Works

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A documentary on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is already months into production, the film’s director announced Monday.

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney is heading up the project after his success with 2015’s “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” according to Variety. Gibney is describes the project as a “definitive and unvarnished examination of [the] multi-billionaire tech entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter.”

Jigsaw Productions is producing the film along with Closer Media, Anonymous Content and Double Agent, which is also supporting the financing of the project, Variety noted. Distribution has not been decided yet, so its unclear whether this movie will be streamable immediately after release or get a theatrical release.

In this day and age, putting your film out via traditional movie theater is probably the stupidest way to go, but we’ll see. Hopefully Gibney understands that no one wants to leave their home where they pay for loads of streaming services, only to go sit in a cold, sticky room and pay through the nose for the inconvenience.

“Now is the moment for a rigorous portrait of Elon Musk, who is undeniably one of the most influential figures of our time. Closer Media is thrilled to join forces with Alex Gibney, Anonymous Content, and Double Agent to take on the challenge of examining Musk and his impact on the world,” Closer Media founder Zhang Xin said of the film.

Gibney’s other projects include 2005’s “Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room,” and 2015’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.” (RELATED: ‘A Scam’: Elon Musk Calls Out The Latest Woke Investing Fad)

His project on Musk comes less than a year after the billionaire’s purchase of Twitter and his rise as a politically polarizing figure. So loud is Musk’s voice and influence at this time that even the Chinese Communist Party has publicly warned him about speaking out of turn, suggesting he is clearly a threat to the globalist status quo, according to NBC.

It’s totally unclear what biases are going to go into telling Musk’s story, or if he’ll even be part of the project. It’s hard to believe that this documentary will be strictly fact-based given how warped Hollywood is, but I guess we’ll see once it gets released (just don’t release it in the freaking theater, please). My gut tells me this whole thing is a hit piece against Musk, though I’d be happy to be proven wrong.