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David Fincher Friends Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Facebook Movie!

Beaks here...

I'm taking a break from clubbing the hideously deformed Brundle beast that is TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN to let you know that, according to a trade publication, David Fincher is reportedly "circling" Columbia Pictures' Facebook movie, THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for the film evidently charts the growth of the social networking site from its inception in 2004 (by then Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg) to its temporary phenomenon status. Given the speed with which these things burn out, I can't help but feel that this film could be as outmoded as THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE when/if it hits screens in a couple of years. While I'd never second-guess Sorkin's screenwriting prowess (or producer Scott Rudin's knack for snatching up great material), is there really a feature-length story here? I'm not being sarcastic. I'm genuinely curious. And what's the hook for Fincher? Also onboard as producers on THE SOCIAL NETWORK are Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.

Update: Talkbacker SamSeaborn just hipped me to Aaron Sorkin's official Facebook Movie page, where he's communicating with fans about the project's development. According to Seaborn, the film will be "a college-set story, centering on the life of Zuckerberg in college, starting up the website with his friends" based on the forthcoming book THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES by Ben Mezrich. So there's your plot!

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