If you were excited about seeing any of the three films that have been planned about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, don't hold your breath - it's looking like it's going to be a long while before any of them are released. According to Vulture, all three films are at somewhat of a standstill due to the real-life drama surrounding Assange and his legal troubles, and without an real-life ending to his story, well, it's sort of difficult to pen an ending to any films either.

Additionally, considering Assange is currently holed up in an Ecuadorean Embassy in London, it's not even too clear when he'll make it to Sweden to begin his trial for allegedly committing sex crimes in the country or if he'll even be prosecuted in the U.S. for his work with WikiLeaks.

So, how are the movies faring? Vulture reports that HBO's version, which is based on a New Yorker story about Assange, has hired director Charles Ferguson, but that's about it. DreamWorks' version hired West Wing writer Josh Singer to pen the script, but is waiting on a verdict in Assange's cases because, as DreamWorks' president of production Holly Bario put it, "If you're going to invest in this story, you've got to have a satisfying ending." Universal is the closest to putting out a final product as their version is a documentary from filmmaker Alex Gibney (best known for Freakonomics) which is, apparenty, compelling enough even without an ending.

TL;DR version? No one knows anything.

[via Vulture]