Status Update: Facebook Movie Gets the Green Light

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 17th, 2012 at 9:24 am,

facebook Status Update: Facebook Movie Gets the Green Light

Well it didn’t take Hollywood long at all to push Aaron Sorkin’s (The West Wing) script about the rise of Facebook, entitled The Social Network, through all the red tape to secure a budget and shooting date. It was just a couple of weeks ago that Screen Rant first reported on the big-screen adaptation of the online social giant’s startup story. We just could not understand why this film was being pushed through so fast.

Regardless of what blog sites and movie fans are thinking, though, Columbia Pictures has given the go ahead to David Fincher (Fight Club) and Kevin Spacey (Se7en) to start production on The Social Network in October, with a reported budget of $45 million dollars. That’s a mighty hefty price tag for a movie that should have no special effects in it whatsoever, and which should require almost no costly marketing at all (just use Facebook! Duh!).

There are still no actors attached to the project but with the shooting schedule so close, there will have to be an announcement soon. I’m still not all that convinced The Social Network is big-screen material. Is it an interesting story? For sure. Did Sorkin take all sorts of liberties with the storyline to create intrigue, and over dramatize some things that didn’t need to be? It’s Hollywood so of course that answer is going to be ‘Yes.’

The script for the film made the rounds of a few critics and supposedly it’s receiving high praise and undoubtedly it is going to be a good movie – so I don’t really know what is blocking me from truly being excited about it.  Maybe it’s because other than using Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family, I haven’t heard a peep from other news sources regarding all this “sex, money and internet” that is reportedly in the script. There have been some reports of legal battles between co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and DustinMoskovitz with some former college mates regarding source coding, but honestly isn’t that just a battle between nerds and their domains (get it)?

We’ll just have to keep an eye on this ordeal and keep you up-to-date with news and information regarding The Social Network.  I wonder if they can manage to mix in a “Farkle” or “Farmville” reference into the movie? Just thinking out loud and don’t judge me because I know you play also.

What do you think about the fast track The Social Network has been put on, and do you think the budget is too high for this type of film?

The Social Network currently has no release date.

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  1. Erm, is today 1st April???

  2. totally addicted to Farmville. And for no good reason.

  3. The World does not need a film about “Space Box”….WTF?!?!

  4. So….it’s a movie about Facebook that isn’t a documentary?

  5. the end of intelligent civilization as we know it.

  6. These social sites are getting too intertwined with our lifestyle.

    I can’t believe people put so much trust in these networks.

    Oh and I will never see this film!!!

  7. I dont know about this.
    I would have to see a trailer first.

  8. Um, guys, I would guess this movie is about the creation, growth and wheeling and dealing related to the site, not you know, hanging out on Facebook. :)

    Vic

  9. I’m still waiting for Screen Rant: The Movie.

  10. SK-47,,, Paul???

    Me too Matt,,, ;-)

  11. Screen Rant: The Movie would be pretty boring at this point, really. Give us another year or two and maybe THEN we’ll have something worth seeing. 8)

    Vic

  12. I don’t know Vic; if Kahless was involved, there will be lots of blood.

    Humaaaan blood for sure, petaQ!!

    Of course. We wouldn’t want to see….pink blood flying around. ;-) 8-)

  13. Just keep Sam Jackson out of it!!!

  14. @790 – Too late he’s already confirmed to play Kofi.

  15. Damn it. Next your gonna tell me Mcg is directing. Lol.

  16. Too much $$$, went with Uwe Bolle.

  17. Sick joke Paul!!!
    :-)

  18. I heard George CLooney had conflicts in his schedule, with being signed for several films…..he was cast as Vic. The only other rumor was Bruce Willis has read for Vic’s character, but not yet signed. His agent is hopeful. He also had ideas about the screenplay. Brandon Fraiser has expresed interest but at this time has not been interviewed.

  19. Willis can blow me Tim,,,, I’m thinking Vin Diesel as Holtreman. We need to go with a young demo on this. Get him working on his Van Dike and call me 2mrw…
    Brendon would be perfect as Bruce Simmons,,, let’s keep him in the loop for now!!!

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