You should forget everything you thought/read/heard about Aaron Sorkin‘s new film Facebook: The Movie or The Social Network, as it is more better known. The script has been described as good, funny even. Who better to describe the script then the writer himself:
“It’s a story about greed, about obsession, about our belief that all the money in the world can make us happy. But it’s also unpredictable, funny, touching, and sad. It gives us that rare glimpse into the improbable world of mega-success.”
Not what you were expecting of a movie based on a social networking site, is it? Well, that is because the movie is actually based on a book called “The Accidental Billionaires” written by Ben Mezrich that chronicled the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his dorm room at Harvard.
Another plus for the movie is the fact that David Fincher is still in talks to direct, which brings even more credibility to the film. Fincher with serious movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Panic Room and Fight Club under his belt wouldn’t consider doing a movie that didn’t have potential. If Fincher believes in the script, it sounds like we might have something worth watching.
The humor will make or break the movie; if done right, storylines revolving weird Facebook arguments that erupt between friends and lovers about relationship status listings can work especially since they include the man who started the site and included that feature himself. But it can also go the other way and be a complete disaster.
So far, it looks as if Sorkin’s rags to billionaire script might actually be a hit.
What do you think, would you want to watch a movie based on the life of the man who started Facebook in his dorm room in Harvard?