David Fincher’s follow-up to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button could be Columbia’s upcoming Facebook project The Social Network.
I hoped that might mean a techno-thriller about someone who pokes the wrong guy and ends up tagged in a top 5 deathlist, but disappointingly it seems just to be a biopic of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and his creation of the online phenomenon that can now boast over two hundred million members.
It’s intriguing to wonder what a bleeding-edge visionary like Fincher might see in the idea. Perhaps he’s looking for something smaller and less vastly complex following the awesomely ambitious FX of BB, although there’s certainly some potential drama in Zuckerberg’s falling-out with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra, who claimed via lawsuit that he stole their idea.
Aaron Sorkin has written the script, and Kevin Spacey’s production company is behind the film, with plans to start shooting later in the year. We thought about making some sort of “Kevin MySpacey” joke, but decided it was beneath us.