Oliver Stone is no stranger to making movies about things that just happened: W, his George W. Bush biopic, dropped months before the man left office, and he released a film about 9/11 in 2006. So it’s no surprise that the director’s latest project is an adaptation of The Snowden Files, Luke Harding’s recently released book about NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Stone called the Snowden saga “one of the greatest stories of our time” in a statement, adding that he is “glad to have the Guardian working with us.” Harding, a Guardian journalist, will serve as a consultant.

Hopefully it will be better than W.