This October will see the beginning of production on David Fincher’s The Social Network, which Colombia has now given the official go-ahead. Aaron Sorkin’s script, which has gotten positive attention even from its 1st draft, is adapted from the novel, The Accidental Billionaire: The Founding of Facebook. A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. Scouts are digging around in Boston and Cambridge for locations as we speak (or type/read, as it were).
Sorkin is very confident in the story and apparently signed on to this film faster than anything else he’s ever worked on. From an interview with MakingOf.com,
“It was a fourteen page book proposal… I was about on page 3 when I said yes, and if you asked me why did… I’m not sure I can give you a clear answer.”
Which indicates to me that there is something really electric in the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin tearing their friendship apart as they created one of the most influential web applications ever. Casting shouldn’t be too far off, and I believe if they get a couple interesting names in there, this movie will be absolutely huge.
Source | Loaded Gun and End Of Show via /Film