It’s been almost ten years since the Social Network, directed by David Fincher, was released and many people have been calling for a sequel.
To say a lot has happened with Facebook in the last ten years would be an understatement. Love Facebook or hate Facebook, it has become a dominating force in our lives and society. It has suffered more then a few scandals including the Russian meddling during the last U.S election ad of course the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
It seems that many of the people who brought the film to life including Aaron Sorkin, the writer, Scott Rudin, the producer, and Jesse Eisenberg, who played Mark Zuckerberg are eager to continue the story.
Since the film, Sorkin created The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, a series that charts the events at an idealistic news station, so he'd probably have a blast chronicling Facebook's uneasy ties with the press. Director David Fincher has meanwhile been churning out shows for Netflix, most recently Mindhunter.
Though another Facebook movie is far from confirmed – Sorkin has yet to write a script –f it seems the pieces are falling into place nicely. The big unknown, it seems, is David Fincher himself and whether he wishes to do a sequel.
The Social Network was a critical and commercial smash that raked in over $224 million worldwide and snagged three Oscars, including a Best Adapted Screenplay.
The film is based on Ben Mezrich's 2009 book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.
The film is just as reliant now as it was back then and is often hailed as one of the best films in the last 20 years. Although it lost Best Picture to The King's Speech that year, it has stood the test of time.
Both Sorkin and director David Fincher were applauded for their efforts, and the two were originally planning to reunite for “Steve Jobs” until Fincher pulled out after negotiations with Sony over his salary couldn’t be settled. Salary might also be an issue for a Social Network sequel as all parties involved will probably be looking for a pay increase and a movie about Facebook isn’t exactly a Marvel film filled with flashy action heroes.
However, Fincher has not directed a feature film since 2014’s “Gone Girl,” so getting the director back on the big screen with a “Social Network” sequel might be enough to entice him.
The script for “The Social Network” covered its origins through the eyes of founder Mark Zuckerberg. The movie ended with Zuckerberg settling a $65 million lawsuit with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss but as we all know, the story doesn’t end there.
Aaron Sorkin is currently on Broadway with his record-selling adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Jeff Daniels.
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