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Fincher for Facebook?

06.23.2009

David Fincher Fresh off his Academy Award nominated THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, director David Fincher may be turning to social networking for his next project. According to Entertainment Weekly's "Hollywood Insider", Fincher has started early talks with Sony to direct the Aaron Sorkin scripted Facebook movie. What the hell would a Facebook movie be about you ask? Certainly not the mindless updates, friend requests and avoiding your mom.

Instead the film will focus on telling the story of how Mark Zuckerberg went from lowly Harvard student (can a Harvard student really be lowly?...) to billionaire 21-year-old CEO of the social networking empire known as Facebook. The script is reportedly top secret so what dramatic arcs the story will take remains to be seen. It was a pretty big get to have Sorkin script Zuckerberg's story but now to have Fincher be the one in charge of the whole show? Would a Google biopic get the same A-list treatment? With these two on board, this shit just went from "interesting" to "fuck yeah".

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3:24PM on 06/24/2009
As a factual story this seems boring. I guess they will "Hollywoodize" the story, like he created facebook to try and find the father he never knew, or some crap.
As a factual story this seems boring. I guess they will "Hollywoodize" the story, like he created facebook to try and find the father he never knew, or some crap.
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12:57PM on 06/24/2009
Damn.

I thought the 'Facebook' movie might be about exploring the pros and cons of Facebook through a Magnolia-style character study, or at least about a 'Facebook stalker' like SuperMarcy says.

What I do not want to see is a biopic about a toff who became a billionaire for basically ripping off someone else's idea.
Damn.

I thought the 'Facebook' movie might be about exploring the pros and cons of Facebook through a Magnolia-style character study, or at least about a 'Facebook stalker' like SuperMarcy says.

What I do not want to see is a biopic about a toff who became a billionaire for basically ripping off someone else's idea.
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12:44PM on 06/24/2009
He's got so much talent, and a plate full of so much more interesting stuff. I don't know why he is wasting his time on this and that Keanu Reeves chef movie.
He's got so much talent, and a plate full of so much more interesting stuff. I don't know why he is wasting his time on this and that Keanu Reeves chef movie.
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10:44AM on 06/24/2009
Who cares. Doesn't Fincher have better projects on the horizon? Like I don't know...Heavy freakin Metal!
Who cares. Doesn't Fincher have better projects on the horizon? Like I don't know...Heavy freakin Metal!
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7:46AM on 06/24/2009

:(

wtf happened to the Goon?
wtf happened to the Goon?
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3:55AM on 06/24/2009
I have zero interest in a film about FB, I use the damn thing and thats as far as it goes. How about a film about ppl you went to High School with who hated you then, suddenly want to be your friend on FB? A fb stalker film! More interesting then this, and as if Fincher will do this rubbish. He's been attached to everything it seems.
I have zero interest in a film about FB, I use the damn thing and thats as far as it goes. How about a film about ppl you went to High School with who hated you then, suddenly want to be your friend on FB? A fb stalker film! More interesting then this, and as if Fincher will do this rubbish. He's been attached to everything it seems.
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3:13AM on 06/24/2009

Theory

This has to be a cover story for some super-awesome project Fincher & Sorkin don't want us to know about. Like, say, a Star Wars reboot or something on that level. Right?
This has to be a cover story for some super-awesome project Fincher & Sorkin don't want us to know about. Like, say, a Star Wars reboot or something on that level. Right?
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3:04AM on 06/24/2009

WHAT!?

Or The Goon.
Or The Goon.
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3:04AM on 06/24/2009

WHAT!?

This story deserves an online article, not a MOVIE! This douchebag already has enough money, don't glorify him with a movie by one of the greatest directors of our time! Fuck facebook. Please, Fincher... anything else! Work on Heavy Metal!
This story deserves an online article, not a MOVIE! This douchebag already has enough money, don't glorify him with a movie by one of the greatest directors of our time! Fuck facebook. Please, Fincher... anything else! Work on Heavy Metal!
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1:22AM on 06/24/2009
This just sounds horribly boring. I just don't care about the subject matter at all. A Harvard student who makes it big through a social networking site? I'm not sure why anyone would find this interesting. They should just call it Harvard Dog Billionaire.
This just sounds horribly boring. I just don't care about the subject matter at all. A Harvard student who makes it big through a social networking site? I'm not sure why anyone would find this interesting. They should just call it Harvard Dog Billionaire.
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1:01AM on 06/24/2009

ANTI

Yeah, that seems more conflict-filled. I remember those days. LOL
Yeah, that seems more conflict-filled. I remember those days. LOL
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12:52AM on 06/24/2009
Sounds very bland.
Sounds very bland.
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10:15PM on 06/23/2009
Why these talented people are wasting their time on this, I have no idea. But maybe they see something in it that I don't.
Why these talented people are wasting their time on this, I have no idea. But maybe they see something in it that I don't.
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9:29PM on 06/23/2009

Fuck Facebook!

How about a movie about Shawn Fanning the kid who created Napster and the chaos that insued.
How about a movie about Shawn Fanning the kid who created Napster and the chaos that insued.
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8:32PM on 06/23/2009
I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being directed by Fred Durst
I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being directed by Fred Durst
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8:11PM on 06/23/2009

Facebook - The CIA Conspiracy

There are 3 board members on Facebook, and they are 40 yr old Silicon Valley venture capitalist and futurist philosopher Peter Thiel, Zuckerberg and a third investor called Jim Breyer from a venture capital firm called Accel Partners who put $12.7m into Facebook in April 2005. Facebook's most recent round of funding was led by a company called Greylock Venture Capital, who put in the sum of $27.5m. One of Greylock's senior partners is called Howard Cox, another former chairman of the NVCA, who
There are 3 board members on Facebook, and they are 40 yr old Silicon Valley venture capitalist and futurist philosopher Peter Thiel, Zuckerberg and a third investor called Jim Breyer from a venture capital firm called Accel Partners who put $12.7m into Facebook in April 2005. Facebook's most recent round of funding was led by a company called Greylock Venture Capital, who put in the sum of $27.5m. One of Greylock's senior partners is called Howard Cox, another former chairman of the NVCA, who is also on the board of In-Q-Tel. What's In-Q-Tel? Well, believe it or not (and check out their website), this is the venture-capital wing of the CIA. In-Q-Tel 'identifies and partners with companies developing cutting-edge technologies to help deliver these solutions to the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader US Intelligence Community (IC) to further their missions'. Facebook’s own Terms of use state: “by posting Member Content to any part of the Web site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing." And in its equally interesting privacy policy: “Facebook may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the Facebook service through the operation of the service (eg. photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience. By using Facebook, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.” [link]
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7:53PM on 06/23/2009
Unless the creator is either a zombie or a russian spy I don't see how this movie could be the least bit interesting.
Unless the creator is either a zombie or a russian spy I don't see how this movie could be the least bit interesting.
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