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Facebook film is book adaptation

TheAccidentalBillionaire.jpgWe heard yesterday that David Fincher was in talks to direct the Facebook film. With a script being written by Aaron Sorkin, it already has two big names linked to it.

Now more details have emerged to what the film is all about. It is actually an adaptation of The Accidental Billionaires.

It was in August last year, that we head Aaron Sorkin was writing a script for a Facebook film. But no one was really sure if it was going to be about the strange stories on Facebook, or about the creation of the site. And just yesterday came the news, that David Fincher of all people was in talks to direct.

It all seemed strange, for a film about a website. But it looks like they are going to be concentrating on the more meaty aspect of the site's creation. /Film say the film is an adaptation of The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich. From what I can tell, it mostly centres on how Facebook came to be. And how it caused a rift between Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. The book detail from Amazon sounds like this:

Suddenly Eduardo and Mark were getting nods not just from the female population, but from venture capitalists too. It was then, amidst the dizzying levels of cash and the promise of unbelievable power, that the first cracks in their friendship started to appear, and what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together but its very success tore two best friends apart.

So it's less about the oddities of Facebook, and more about the people who created it. And the trouble that it caused between them. It could turn out to be pretty interesting stuff I guess, in the right hands.

Anyone read the book? Is it any good? Are you interested in a Facebook film?





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