BBC Lands Drama On Gary McKinnon, A Scottish Hacker Who Broke Into NASA & Pentagon Systems

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EXCLUSIVE: It was described by U.S. authorities as the “biggest military computer hack of all time,” and now the BBC is making a feature-length drama about the man behind the keyboard.

The BBC has greenlit The People v Gary McKinnon, which will tell the story of a Scottish computer hacker who broke into NASA and Pentagon military systems but avoided being extradited to the U.S.

The 90-minute single will be produced by Wall to Wall and is based on a script by Peter Harness, a writer who has worked on Doctor Who and Wallander. Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan is expected to be attached to direct.