Lawyer Alexei Binetsky intends to make a movie, which should become an alternative to the famous Hollywood film, Lord of War, and which will be dedicated to Russian businessman Viktor Bout convicted in the United States.
"A creative group of co-authors and me consider the possibility of producing and making an alternative fiction movie or documentary about Viktor Bout and about all the crimes he did not commit," Binetsky said in an interview with Interfax.
According to the attorney, the group will follow the scheme of the authors of the famous Lord of War with Nicolas Cage as leading actor. "First, we will publish a book, then will write a scenario upon it and make a movie. The most important thing is that we have 'secret materials' and there are several volumes of such files," he said.
"People, not just in Russia, have the right to know the truth about Viktor Bout," Binetsky said. "The absolute majority of accusations, which are circulated against Viktor Bout by western propaganda, have no grounds and are not true," he said.
The lawyer said he had "a lot of documented evidence, including sensational, that Bout has never committed the crimes of which he is accused."
"Illegal arms trafficking has very influential and powerful people and organizations behind, who trying to put part of the responsibility for the felonies committed on my client," Binetsky said.
The movie about Viktor Bout, called The Notorious Mr.Bout, will be presented in London on Tuesday, the attorney said. Russian citizen Bout, arrested in Thailand in 2010, is currently imprisoned in U.S. jail on accusation of conspiracy to sell arms illegally and "thanks to the image formed by the U.S. and British mass media outlets, the Russian citizen is given the status of the biggest arms lord of the planet," Binetsky said.
"Today's play of this movie in London is not a premiere," the film has already been played at the Moscow Film Festival and two western festivals but did not rest on laurels, he said.
"Why is this presentation held in the British capital with such fanfares and with wide preview in leading British mass media outlets? If to watch this movie, the answer becomes clear at once - The Notorious Mr.Bout is a new propaganda rally in the hot information war between Russia and the West. The goal of this film is not create a recognized symbol of new global 'axis of evil.' In the past months London is playing a leading role in this war with Russia, so the choice of presentation site is evident," Binetsky said.
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