The Coen Brothers Are Writing A Movie About The 'Silk Road' Drugs Site

It's in the works

The Deep Web, despite being available to anyone with an internet connection, remains a mysterious and forbidding subject for the majority of people.

For those who don't know, people access the Deep Web through a specialist browser (Tor) in order to anonymously browse web-sites that are unaccessible through traditional browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

The Deep Web hosts eBay-esque drug and gun markets and highly illegal porn resources, as well as terrorist training sites. There have even been rumours of for-hire hitmen advertising their services, and live-streaming snuff sites.

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It's fascinating that such a world can exist (literally) under our very noses – and it'll be interesting to see how Joel and Ethan Coen tackle the subject, after news broke that the brothers were writing a script based on the notorious drugs site Silk Road.

It'll be based around Joshua Bearman's feature in Wired magazine about Ross Willia Ulbricht, the architect of the site who was tracked down by the FBI and given a life sentence.

Read the article here, for a little taste of what's to come.