David Fincher, director of such movies as Fight Club, Se7en, and the Oscar nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is in talks to direct a movie about Facebook.
The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation on the Harvard campus by sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to a juggernaut with more than 200 million members.
My initial reaction to this is that I can’t not understand why anyone would think this is a good idea. I mean, who thinks this wouldn’t be a total disaster? But this could be a kind of Pirates of Sillicon Valley type of thing. (The only people that think that movie is cool are geeks though. That is, true geeks.) Picture Shia Labeouf playing Zuckerberg preaching to Harvard students about social graphs and the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, with epic scenes with classical background music of meetings with Bill Gates and the Google guys, and a passionate Zuckerberg rejecting their deals.
via AV Club