The CIA kidnaps, tortures Satoshi Nakamoto in new cryptocurrency movie

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Posted on: June 22, 2020 5:25 pm EDT

Decrypted is a dark comedy about cryptocurrency and how it all began

The world of cryptocurrency will be showcased on the big screen in a new movie that is in the works. Substantial Films is producing a movie called “Decrypted,” which revolves around the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, being kidnapped by the NSA and tortured for information that can help the authorities destroy Bitcoin. This dark comedy is written by Mick Sands and directed by Tom Sands.

In IMDB, the site describes the movie as “an outrageous and provocative dark comedy about a mismatched NSA team who kidnap the creator of Bitcoin ⁠— Satoshi Nakamoto ⁠— and attempt to torture him for the information they need to destroy crypto-currencies.” The leading actor giving life to the mysterious Bitcoin creator is Akie Kotabe, who starred in the 2014 action thriller Everly alongside Salma Hayek. Other actors participating in Decrypted are Sophia Myles from Transformers: Age of Extinction, Emilia Fox from Silent Witness, David Hoflin from Z: The Beginning of Everything, Don Gilet from The Stranger, and Kevin McNally from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Substantial Films is a small independent film company based in the UK; it has at least 21 titles listed under this company. According to its website, “We are currently in production on a new film called Decrypted, a dark comedy set in the world of the intelligence agencies.” However, the production has been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, “Unfortunately, we were forced to suspend the production of Decrypted at the end of March due to [COVID]-19.” The company adds, “​We have about 70% of the film in the can, and we’re very happy with everything we’ve got.” So, it is yet unknown when the movie will be ready to be released.