Business executives and heads of state used BlackBerry phones for a time to respond to emails and carry out tasks that other mobile phones couldn’t. These times are long gone. The company’s rise and collapse are now being reenacted in a new movie, from the time it was still known as Research in Motion until when it was defeated by Google and Apple.
The sources have revealed the upcoming movie, titled BlackBerry, which would feature the namesake cell phone. The narrative will follow the development of the phone and its company from its inception as Research in Motion to its demise as a result of failing to outperform silicon valley heavyweights like Google and Apple.
The 2015 book “Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind BlackBerry’s Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall,” written by journalists from the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, will serve as the basis for the BB movie. It was written by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff. There are numerous additional actors in the movie, including:
- Cary Elwes (from Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning and Saw)
- Saul Rubinek (from Hunters and True Romance)
- Anderson, Rich (from The Devil Wears Prada and Mad Men)
- Martin Donovan (from Big Little Lies and Tenet)
- Michael Ironside (from Total Recall and Scanners)
- Johnson (from The Dirties and Operation Avalanche)
Up until the company decided not to extend its contract and stopped selling the handsets a year later, TCL created new BlackBerry phones in 2019. A security company called OnwardMobility then disclosed plans to make a 5G BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard in North America and Europe in 2021.