A documentary film about the hacker activist collective "Anonymous" is set for release next year, according to a new trailer released recently by production firm Luminant Media.

"We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists" aims to probe the beginnings of "Anonymous" from the early days of the hacker scene and the first hacker collectives, all the way through the berth of "Anonymous" as a global protest movement.

"Anonymous was kind of like the big, strong, buff kid who had low self esteem," one of the film's sources explains in the trailer. "And it all the sudden punched somebody in the face and was like, 'Holy shit, I'm really strong!' Anonymous calls itself the final boss of the Internet, and sometimes it proves to be really fucking true. If you are going to violate the freedoms of the Internet, you certainly better watch the fuck out."

It's not immediately clear if the film will take a critical look at the group, or merely serve to launch it to mythical status, but the trailer certainly seems to take an upbeat view of the hackers' global struggle for truth and transparency.

Filmmakers said their documentary should be, like the hackers tend to say, "expected" sometime in the early months of 2012. Until then, check out the trailer, below.

(H/T: Politicus USA)