David Fincher in Talks to Direct Facebook Movie called ‘The Social Network’
Seriously? Apparently David Fincher is in “advanced talks” to direct a Facebook movie, which is an adaptation of the ‘The Accidental Billionaires’, a book about the creators of Facebook. The book was written by the same guy(Ben Mezrich) who wrote ‘Bringing Down the House’ which was eventually adapted into the movie ’21′.
Is David Fincher seriously going to follow up Oscar nominated ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ with a biopic of the guys who created Facebook? Please say it ain’t so!
This from Variety about Fincher in talks:
Columbia Pictures is in advanced talks with David Fincher to direct “The Social Network,” the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film for Columbia Pictures about the formation of Facebook.The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation on the Harvard campus by sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to a juggernaut with more than 200 million members.
Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca are producing with Trigger Street’s Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.
The really great thing is the book name ‘The Accidental Billionaires: The founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal’. How the hell does Sex enter into the equation of starting Facebook? Were girls running up to them and saying “Oh, Ill have sex with you if you let me rearrange my profile page”? I seriously doubt there was alot of sex involved when these guys were furiously coding this biggest social network we have right now.
Thanks to /Film they have brought out the info about this being a book Adaptation.