Facebook the Movie? Can it be? Yes, it can, and it is. It’s true. Aaron Sorkin, creator of, among other things, the awesome television series “The West Wing” and the movie “A Few Good Men”, is creating the Facebook Movie for Sony.
What on earth is there to say about Facebook that warrants a movie? We have no idea – but Sony has confirmed it, and Sorkin has his own Facebook group. (Aaron Sorkin’s Facebook group is located here.)
Says Sorkin, on his Facebook group page, “Welcome. I’m Aaron Sorkin. I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name–which I find more flattering than creepy–but this is me. I don’t know how I can prove that but feel free to test me.
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I’ve just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)”
Later on Sorkin goes on to say that “I honestly don’t know how this works, which is why I’m here. If anyone has any questions I’d be happy to answer them as best I can. If anyone has any comments I’m glad to listen. And if anyone has any Facebook stories I think they might be helpful.
That’s all. I’ll try to get better at this as I get more practice.”
While it is beyond us how one can make an entertaining movie out of the Facebook phenomena, if anybody can do it, Sorkin can.
Got some ideas? Head on over to Sorkin’s Facebook group and drop him and his creative team a line.
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