It’s official. The David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin collaboration The Social Network is coming to a theater near you. The film is based off of the overnight success of Facebook and it’s creators Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg. The movie has been in circulation for over a year and the director, the budget, and the distribution has finally been greenlit. More on the story below.
According to /Film, David Fincher has officially signed on to direct the film, based off of Sorkin’s script. The deal also calls for Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, and Scott Rudin to be on board as producers. The Social Network will be an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. The first draft of the screenplay has been described as “Unpredictable, Funny, Touching and Sad.”
The budget for the film is set at 47 million dollars, which I think is more than enough to make a good, high quality film. I think it all depends on whether or not they want to use big name actors to play the two main characters. I have no idea why I can see Hayden Christensen as one of those guys. His performance in Shattered Glass may be stuck in my head. Either way, The Social Network will start production this October, possibly in Cambridge and Boston.
What do you think about the latest developments with The Social Network? Are you looking forward to the film?