Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
Okay, let’s make this quick because I’m logging off, going outside and sitting quietly under a tree for the rest of eternity. Writer Aaron Sorkin (Charlie Wilson’s War, Studio 60) has joined Facebook. More importantly, he’s created a Facebook group where it’s announced he’s penning Facebook: The Movie (our title) for mega-producer Scott Rudin (NCFOM, TWBB)…
“I’ve just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)
I honestly don’t know how this works, which is why I’m here. If anyone has any questions I’d be happy to answer them as best I can. If anyone has any comments I’m glad to listen. And if anyone has any Facebook stories I think they might be helpful.”
This is not a joke (prank is probably a better word). Vulture confirmed the film via Rudin just seconds ago. Never thought I’d say this, but I’d rather see Emily Gould’s Talking Tattoo Biopic realized on the big screen. Okay, it’s Twittered and Tumblr’d, to the forest I go.
Per the “insider drama” and Rolling Stone piece warranting a film, we did fine without Netscape: The Movie. Hayden Christensen for Zuckerberg I say!
UPDATE: Of course Devin at CHUD is going to give the project a big sloppy kiss, comparing naysayers here to “bitching about email.” Devin seems to think this is a great idea, envisioning it like an adaptation of Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs with more cut-throat thrills for the youngs (our comparison). “What’s wrong with MySpace of Facebook?” he posits (while spinning around in a Lawnmower Man contraption, no doubt). I’m sort of envisioning a “hipper” The Wizard meets a new Reality Bites in the worst way possible. Also, Sorkin said “Facebook stories” and “helpful.”
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