I’m still finding it a little hard to believe that Aaron Sorkin (he of A Few Good Men, he of The West Wing) is writing the screenplay for the upcoming Facebook movie. But not only is he, but upon hearing the proposal (based on Ben Mezrich’s “The Accidental Billionaires”), Sorkin claims it’s the fastest he’s “ever said ‘yes’ to anything.”
He claims he was just 3 pages into the 14-page proposal about the book, when he knew he would do it. But it gets better. “If you asked my why I said ‘yes’, I’m not sure that I can give you a clear answer,” Sorkin says.
Also crazy is that David Fincher (he of Seven, he of Fight Club) is still said to be in talks to direct it.
I’ve read Sorkin’s first stab at the screenplay, and it’s pretty good, entirely too long (it would be about a 2 hour and 45 minute epic if it were shot as-is), but pretty good. Could a movie about Mark Zuckerberg and crew actually be decent? It’s starting to look possible. “I’m having a lot of fun with it,” Sorkin concludes.