Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hollywood Social

Sony today released the first full trailer for The Social Network, the much-anticipated movie about the creation of Facebook. Directed by David Fincher (Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Sports Night), the film tells the story of how Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg helped to dream up the iconic social network at Harvard University way back in 2003. The tale includes the perspectives of other young entrepreneurs at the time who sued Zuckerberg, saying the site was their idea. [Hint: the tagline reads, "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."]

The film, based on Ben Mezrich's 2009 book, Accidental Billionaires, will debut at the New York Film Festival on September 24, before the movie is released on October 1.

It was the second time in as many weeks that social media have been the subject of Hollywood buzz. Last week, producers/directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald announced they will make Life in a Day, a nonfiction movie knitted together with crowdsourced YouTube video clips.

What's next? Foursquare, the film?

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