Thursday, July 09, 2009

Facebook Movie Script Leaked By Blogger!

With the numbers of people joining Facebook into the millions, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to make a movie about the mega popular social network. Well, that someone was Alan Sorkin, creator of "West Wing."

And today the internet is abuzz because details of Sorkin's script have leaked thanks to ScriptShadow blogger, Carson Reeves. ScriptShadow's tagline reads "reviewing the latest Hollywood scripts." Seems Reeves got the inside scoop!

According to Reeves review, Mark Zuckerberg, described as "slightly cooler than Bill Gates", is dumped by his girlfriend, Erica. Angrily, he blogs about the break up and in the process is inspired to start a website. Basically, the site allows Harvard dudes to rate the "hotness" of female students. With the help of his best friend, Eduardo, the site becomes a campus success.

Their creativity earns them the attention of Cameron and Tyler, two wealthy star athletes of Harvard's row team. They have a Myspace-esque idea and want Mark to handle all the technical aspects. Mark takes on the project and adds his own creative twists and touches. Those most important being adding a real life aspect to the site where only personal details about site users would only be shared amongst friends of the user's choosing. He called his new internet creation, Facebook.

The rest of the story reads like a scandalous corporate drama complete with backstabbing, manipulation, and success-at-all-cost scheming. So is there a happy ending? I'm not telling, you'll just have to wait! Remember, this is only the first draft of the story. By the time it reaches the big screen, the story may totally be changed, so don't get attached.

And this just in, literally,"Fight Club" and "Benjamin Button" director, David Fincher is in talks with Columbia Pictures to direct the movie. That said, think Brad Pitt would turn back the hands of time again and portray Zuckerberg? Again, we'll have to wait and see.

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