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Hermiod August 28 2008 12:27 PM

Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
From the BBC.

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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has agreed to make a film about the founders of social networking site Facebook.

Sorkin, who created US TV drama The West Wing and wrote the Tom Hanks movie Charlie Wilson's War, has even opened a Facebook account to aid his research.
He's even created a group here.
(Don't ask me if that link doesn't work because I don't have a Facebook account so I can't test it.)

Stone_Cold_Sisko August 28 2008 01:15 PM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
Um, what? I have a hard time seeing how this is going to be compelling. I mean I like facebook and all but it is just a website. Is there some untold compeling story behind it's creation? Isn't it just, they had an idea, made a site, and got popular?

Harvey August 28 2008 03:05 PM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
I have no idea how this is going to work, but I'll give Sorkin the benefit of the doubt.

bigdaddy August 28 2008 04:36 PM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
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Hirogen Alpha wrote: (Post 2000193)
I'll give Sorkin the benefit of the doubt.

Yes because Studio 60 was amazing TV! :)

Harvey August 28 2008 06:34 PM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
Charlie Wilson's War was a good movie. Studio 60 didn't always deliver, but I'm not about to write of Sorkin based on one season of a short-lived television series.

ClayinCA August 28 2008 07:52 PM

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Hirogen Alpha wrote: (Post 2000951)
Charlie Wilson's War was a good movie. Studio 60 didn't always deliver, but I'm not about to write of Sorkin based on one season of a short-lived television series.

Especially not when there's four excellent seasons of The West Wing and two of Sports Night to balance that out!

Temis the Vorta August 28 2008 09:10 PM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
You'd be surprised at the kinds of boring topics that make great drama. Just check out HBO's Recount for proof.

Timby August 28 2008 09:43 PM

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Hermiod August 29 2008 07:17 AM

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Aragorn August 29 2008 08:32 AM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
If Sorkin wants to make a movie about the internet, how about one about people who send out spam. Or who post fake dating profiles on sites like Craig's List just to spam people.

Or TrekBBS: The Movie? What would happen if Stewey, The God Thing and stj all met in the same room????

Philo August 29 2008 11:17 AM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
I'll watch anything written by Sorkin.

Emh August 30 2008 01:35 AM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
This seems like a really stupid idea and I'm surprised Sorkin is interested in doing it. That being said, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Tomato August 30 2008 04:01 AM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
Tell me this is a really bad joke

firehawk12 August 30 2008 04:14 AM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
As I thought when I first saw the news, this is just an extension of his work with the Farnsworth Invention, which was about the guys who invented TV.

And with the weird drama about who "owns" Facebook, there's probably enough there for him to fall back on his "men who become brothers through work but have witty conflicts" trope.

I'm glad he's working at all, to be honest.

ClayinCA September 12 2008 09:56 PM

Re: Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders
 
Me too. Though I wish he'd do an HBO show - it seems like a match made in TV heaven.


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