The newest trailer for The Fifth Estate, the upcoming film about Julian Assange and the rise and fall of WikiLeaks and platinum blonde wigs, hopes that flattery will get it everywhere. Focusing his intense gaze slightly off-camera and looking a little bit like an albino version of the villain in that last Star Trek movie, Assange (played by the now-ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch) tells an unseen entity that “You are the revolution.” At first it’s not clear to whom he is speaking, but the text that flashes across the screen makes it clear that he is in fact talking to us.
If the promise of being the revolution doesn’t motivate you to get out and see the movie, how about some newly released deets about the soundtrack? It’s got an original score composed by Carter Burswell. Carter Benedict Burswell, to be exact. Coincidence, or elaborate conspiracy?
Burswell has scored a number of the Coen brothers’ movies, including Fargo and The Big Lebowski, and also scored three of the four Twilight movies. So, you know, can’t win ’em all. The soundtrack also features songs from Amon Tobin and Tame Impala, in case the score alone doesn’t do it for you. It will be released in the U.S. on October 15th, three days before the movie itself hits theaters.
Haven’t seen Estates 1 through 4 yet? Don’t worry. You can still jump right into being the revolution. Just read a few news articles–or perhaps Wikipedia–to educate yourself on the back story, and then watch the trailer and check our several new posters for The Fifth Estate below.