There has been some speculation around the net recently on about the new movie that will start production next month called “The Social Network.” The movie, also called “The Facebook Movie”, is going to be a movie about the popular social networking site. West Wing writer, Aaron Sorkin, is writing the movie and has been quoted saying he doesn’t understand Facebook but intends to learn and has even created his very own Facebook account.
I cannot imagine a movie about a social networking website that would actually be good. Take a look at past movies of or surrounding websites: Pulse, Fear Dot Com and Untraceable. All of which have relatively similar plots: You visit a website and you die or someone completely unrelated to you dies in some horrific and crazy way but you want to watch and you just can’t help but watch it.
Apparently Sorkin has written the script based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. The film is also going to be directed by David Fincher who also did Fight Club and a number of other well-known Hollywood hits. Essentially the movie will not be about the website itself but more about the creation and founding of the website. So maybe this movie might not be a complete dud given the fact that the book is quite dramatic in itself.
Word is that Facebook, aka Mark Zuckerberg, is not pleased about the movie because of the book it is based on. The book paints a very bad image of Mark and may or may not be the entirely truthful about the situation.
There have been many rumors about who might be staring in The Social Network. Some of the names that have been mentioned are: Shai LaBeouf, Michael Cera, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg.
The complete cast of the film and other details have not yet been released but with a budget of around 47 million the movie is gaining a lot of attention.