I thought the Facebook movie deal had gone by the wayside, but I was wrong. Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin has been attached to the project for a while, and now rumors are surfacing that he may have found a director. According to EW, Oscar nominated director David Fincher (Seven, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) may be interested in bringing the film about the social networking site to life.
The Facebook movie will focus on the rise of the site from it’s humble beginning’s within the Harvard dorm room of co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has become a mainstay on the internet among young adults, and now even business professionals. Seriously, one of my old college professors sent me a friend request the other day (creepy)! Apparently Fincher is in early negotiations, but sources say “producers are very high on securing the acclaimed director’s involvement.”
I will be the first one to admit that Hollywood needs to step it up a notch, but this? I’m not sure if the film’s story will be solely based on the site’s development, or it’s overnight success via the college crowd. When I joined Facebook nearly four years ago you had to have a college email address to register, but now anyone can join. It’s easily surpassed it’s peer MySpace, which recently had to cut 300 jobs worldwide. This economy is no joke.
What do you think of Fincher eyeing the Facebook project? Do you think he should do it?