Coming soon: Facebook - The Movie!
West Wing creator to pen epic internet tale
Be afraid, be very afraid - Sony has asked West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin to write a movie about how internet superphenomenon Facebook was spawned, and by way of research he's waded straight in with a group page down at the social networking website.
Sorkin admits the page was actually created by his researcher "because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she's been dead for 33 years", and further confesses: "I honestly don't know how this works."
While he's getting his head round how the thing functions, the writer is inviting netizens to submit any Facebook stories they may have - presumably in the hope that someone can recount how the site prevented an unholy alliance of al-Qaeda assassins and Colombian drug barons from detonating a nuclear weapon at the Democratic Party convention.
Failing that, Sorkin faces the not inconsiderable challenge of wresting entertainment from the tale of how Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of chums knocked together Facebook and then, er, had a lot of users and, er... yeah. ®
Sorkin hates the internet or, at least, the people on it
He joined the TV Without Pity forums back in the day and the forum-goers didn't kiss his ass; he's remained bitter ever since and has devoted time in at least two episodes of his NBC series to how crazy he thinks they are.
I can only imagine how he'll treat a movie about Facebook. I expect that it will feature egotistical, fat, ugly women with no lives who do nothing but smoke Parliaments, given how he's portrayed people online in his past works.
Well, if someone wants to piss away a couple million?
Hell, I'll even settle for a 5 cases of beer, I'll sell them a script.
Yeah, i also thought of that a couple of years ago. Now, that would be some serious kick ass. Unfortunately, it's rating would be for 20+, and the kill count would surpass Platoon, or AVP2.
Why don't they host a poll, or something, asking for the community for ideas? after all, WE pay for the movies....
Otherwise, please shoot me....