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Watch: Alex Gibney Exposes a Frightening Cyber Threat in ‘Zero Days’ Trailer

Watch: Alex Gibney Exposes a Frightening Cyber Threat in 'Zero Days' Trailer

Alex Gibney’s new cyber-centric film “Zero Days” premiered earlier today at the Berlin International Film Festival to stellar reviews, just a day after Magnolia Pictures and Showtime picked up the distribution rights to the documentary for a release later this year.

For his new feature, Gibney has decided to explore the phenomenon of Stuxnet, which is a self-replicating computer virus discovered in 2010 by international IT experts. The malware was apparently commissioned by the United States and Israeli government in order to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. Although it did successfully infect its intended target, the virus also spread rapidly and uncontrollably everywhere else, completely backfiring on its makers.

Magnolia Pictures plans to release “Zero Days” in theaters sometime in late summer, followed by a television airing on Showtime. Watch the trailer above, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

READ MORE: Berlin Review: The U.S. Is Knee-Deep In Cyber-Terrorism in Alex Gibney’s ‘Zero Days’

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