David Fincher’s Facebook film uncovers the antisocial network

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Published:  July 14, 2010
David Fincher’s Facebook film uncovers the antisocial network

David Fincher’s soon-to-be-released film The Social Network is scheduled to premiere at the 48th Annual New York Film Festival and is set for general release early October 2010.

This is not a love story.

Based on bestselling author Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires, the film details the relationship between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and (his eventual falling out with) his Harvard classmates who each had different ways to get popular with the ladies while at university.

Facebook has already discredited the book and is now being just as supportive of the film, refusing to run adverts on the social network, about The Social Network, though if you delve deeper into the story, Facebook’s advertising policies place a blanket ban on all ads referencing them without their permission anyway, so no real surprise there.

As a veteran of such classic movies as Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, director David Fincher has no doubt seen it all before—I can’t help but wonder however, if there aren’t some other fantastic social networking opportunities for a film called The Social Network that don’t involve Facebook, and it will be interesting to follow along with their marketing campaign, now that the Hollywood movie machine has shifted into gear for this film.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake and is sporting one of the best movie posters of the year.

The Social Network movie poster

5 Responses

  1. shanE

    it all sounded great until you mentioned Justin Timberlake!

  2. zucker

    i agree – great poster!

  3. @shanE I’m sure it will be awesome even with JT.

  4. The poster could only be made better if it had a like/dislike button

  5. Jay

    I do not have a Facebook account.
    It is for the sheeple!
    How on earth can there be a movie on this rubbish.

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