The Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, have signed on to write the Fox project about the notorious Silk Road. The movie will be about Ross William Ulbricht who was the mastermind behind the infamous dark web services which assisted in all sorts of illegal activities from international drug dealing to child pornography.
Fox is hoping that the Coen Brothers will be able to work their magic to save this project which has been in development for three years.
A few years ago everyone heard the news reports about the Silk Road and the Dark Web. This is a part of the Internet where users can hide their IP addresses to avoid detection so that they can engage in illegal activities.
Oscar Winners Joel and Ethan Cohen are best known for their dark movies like “No Country for Old Men” and their remake of “True Grit.” The duo both writes and directs their movies and both have Oscars for best picture and directing “No Country for Old Men.” They also won Oscars for the movie’s screenplay.
American authorities dubbed Ross William Ulbricht Dread Pirate Roberts. He is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in a Federal prison on drug trafficking and money laundering convictions.
Now we will see if the Coen Brothers will earn more Oscar nominations to add to their resume.