Oscar-winning film-maker Alex Gibney has introduced that he’s within the course of of creating a documentary about Elon Musk.
The documentarian behind movies resembling Taxi to the Darkish Facet and Enron: The Smartest Guys within the Room is months into the making of Musk, “a definitive and unvarnished examination” of the provocative tech entrepreneur.
“I’ve been engaged on this movie, on and off, for a while and am vastly enthusiastic about it,” he stated. “I’m delighted by this extraordinary group who’re working with me. Onward!”
The movie has been described as “a rigorous portrait” of the Tesla, Twitter and SpaceX CEO that can “tackle the problem of analyzing” him and the affect he has on the world.
Gibney’s documentaries have additionally taken a tough take a look at every thing from the cult of Scientology to the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos scandal. His upcoming slate consists of Apple TV two-parter Increase! Increase! The World vs Boris Becker and a producer credit score on Return to Timbuktu, a movie concerning the return of musicians to Mali after the battle.
Latest documentaries about Musk have come from the New York Instances Presents at FX, known as Elon Musk’s Crash Course, and the Oscar-winning film-makers behind Free Solo whose Netflix docuseries Return to Area checked out SpaceX. The latter was criticised as one thing that could possibly be “simply repurposed as promotional materials” by Jeannette Catsoulis on the New York Times.
Musk lately reclaimed his place because the world’s richest man after Tesla’s inventory value rose to spice up his web price by practically $7bn to $187bn. He has lately come beneath hearth for firing yet more employees at Twitter and defending racist statements made by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams.