Look, I love social networking but this has gone too far! Variety is reporting that David Fincher is interested in directing an Aaron Sorkin-scripted film for Columbia Pictures about the formation of Facebook called The Social Network. Oh dear. yes, David Fincher – the guy who directed Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac and the frankly-awful-I-don’t care-what-anyone-says-one-eye-on-the-Forrest-Gump-Oscar The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Come on. Aaron Sorkin has even setup a Facebook group about the proposed movie.
According to Variety:
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.
Is a website, no matter how awesome and hands-across-the-world it happens to be worthy of a movie? What next?? Twitter: The Movie?? Uh-oh. Too late. Have we not learnt from our past? Movies about the internet and computers are not cool. Remember Hackers? Sandra Bullock in The Net?? Please David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin learn from these awful movies…