Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Spooky Founding of Facebook

The Social Network comedy-drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of Facebook, which will be released later in 2010. The film features Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara and Armie Hammer. The film was written by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich.

It looks like the movie might be interesting but the teaser trailer below definitely seems overly dramatic and a little spooky. It will be interesting to see how well the movie follows the book. In the 262-page book Mark Zuckerberg is portrayed as a cold hearted genius with a yen for Asian women who is willing to steal ideas and turn on his friends to create the world's dominant social network. Much of the book is sourced from Eduardo Saverin, one of the founders of Facebook, who is no longer on speaking terms with Mark Zuckerberg. I'm sure the movie will be hyped beyond belief and will open in October 2010 with long lines at theaters around the country.