Thursday, June 25, 2009

Facebook:The Movie

According to "Variety," David Fincher, director of the Oscar-nominated "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) and cult classic "Fight Club" (1999), is in serious talks with Columbia Pictures to direct a film about the social network, Facebook.

"The Social Network," scripted by "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin, chronicles the origins of Facebook in 2004 on the campus of Harvard by sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to the present-day 200 million-member powerhouse.

Given the 166-minute running time of "Benjamin Button," there are concerns that Fincher might film a scene about each of the social media's subscribers. One envisions the movie poster: "The first rule of Facebook is you don't talk about MySpace." Columbia Pictures is owned by Sony, which could provide for built-in product links in the movie.

Production is slated to begin later this year. Start "poking" your friends now.

1 comment:

  1. Harvard gets too much publicity. How about a movie based on things that were invented at Boston University. Hmmm. Let's see. Don't help me. I'll get back to you