Teaser trailer for "The Social Network" released

The first teaser trailer for The Social Network is upon us.

The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, is otherwise known as "the Facebook movie." It's the story of young Internet phenomenon Mark Zuckerberg's controversial rise to riches and fame as the helmsman of the juggernaut social networking website. It's rare that a real-life story gets adapted to the silver screen, and it's even rarer that the story involves venture capital, website design, and young twenty-something code jockeys. Yet the unlikely creation of The Social Network ironically mirrors the wild success of the subject it's documenting. Nobody imagined that Facebook would be a viable competitor to Google either.

According to The Telegraph, Zuckerberg is said to be upset about his portrayal in the movie (by Jesse Eisenberg) as a "disloyal, money-grabbing computer nerd, turning on his friends to improve his popularity with women." The movie understandably portrays the ups and downs of the roller-coaster ride that was the ascension of the Facebook generation, including all the bitter financial strife between former friends and colleagues who felt slighted by their friend's rise to financial domination. As the teaser trailer suggests, "you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."

The movie is set for release in October. More information can be found at www.500millionfriends.com.

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Trent Reznor is doing the soundtrack after reading the script and liking it. Then again, Thom Yorke was on Twilight so I guess it doesn't say much...

ok, I've absolutely seen it all now.. never once thought that a movie would be made about a Social Network Enterprise?? or any sort of social networking site for that matter..

I'd love to see what the next trick up their sleeve will be..

This was written by Aaron Sorkin, and because I am always been a fan of his writing I will be seeing this film. Who knows, maybe it will be good.

What is up with you guys? Is there any point in being so snarky about a movie on the basis of just one teaser trailer? And, to all those who think this is a movie about Facebook... well, you couldn't be more wrong.

The movie itself will focus on Facebook for a small part of its runtime. Expect to see it only in montages or in the 1st act or something like that. This movie is ACTUALLY about a boy/teen who got into something that was waaaay bigger than him, found success he didn't know how to handle and how he tackled it, what happened to him, how did he change etc. I don't know about you, but that sounds like really intriguing stuff to me. Definitely something I would love to see in a theater.

Moreover, just look at the pedigree behind this project. David Fincher is directing, and he's a God. Aaron Sorkin has written the movie. You might remember him as the writer of THE WEST WING. This is why the dialogues in the trailer are so epic. There is hardly *any* pandering in this movie to teenagers and girls and whatnot. The movie is a 3hr 10min long depiction of a man's rise to success, fall of principles and consequent happenings.

Yep, I agree.

I really don't know why people poo-poo this film... I mean obviously it's because it's linked with Facebook but... I don't know. It's like some kind of anti-fad fad.

Let's all just remind ourselves that David Fincher made, easily one the best films in the last decade, Zodiac.

I'm intrigued, considering it's made by the same director of Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: David Fincher

They'd be better releasing it free to torrent then trying to capitalise on a damn story you can read on wikipedia or with a bit of google.

At some point in time facebook will jump the shark just like myspace did. Social networkers are fickle tweens or soccer moms that will just flock to the next great text fad. nothing to see here

swanlee said,
At some point in time facebook will jump the shark just like myspace did. Social networkers are fickle tweens or soccer moms that will just flock to the next great text fad. nothing to see here

Tweens and kids are the death of social networks. They fill them up with all of that Zynga/Twilight/Jonas Brothers ****. Facebook was just fine without all of that crap. It is ANNOYING as all Hell to keep receiving invitations to some farm, mob, whatever crap.

Frylock86 said,

Facebook was just fine without all of that crap. It is ANNOYING as all Hell to keep receiving invitations to some farm, mob, whatever crap.

You only have ot get an invite once - Just click the hide button next to it and then click block the application. Just do this once each time tries to invite you to a new app and you'll never hear from them again!

I don't see why everyone hates the movie already. Actually it looks quite interesting, I'd see, maybe not in the theater but.....

The trailer is wack but I'm interested to see the movie... Zuckerberg is a DBag and I wish more people understood how facebook came to be.

zackiv31 said,
The trailer is wack but I'm interested to see the movie... Zuckerberg is a DBag and I wish more people understood how facebook came to be.

With the speed he became a billionaire I'm pretty sure anyone would.

HAHA, is this the story about how Tom from myspace purchased a Sub-Machine gun, did a drive-by near Marks house and then painted "Die Facebook" on the road with some emo kid's blood?

Benjamin Rubenstein said,
LoL. It makes it seem like the greatest thing since landing on the moon. Too suspenseful for a story about Facebook.

yeah exactly.. whats the big deal about facebook? i gues they should make a movie about Myspace to then lol..

or Pirates of the Silicon valley 2 - even better!..

this is nonsense if you ask me. But it will do well, why? because 100 million stupid teenage girls will want to see this. Just like they did with that god awful movie twilight!

dimithrak said,

yeah exactly.. whats the big deal about facebook? i gues they should make a movie about Myspace to then lol..

or Pirates of the Silicon valley 2 - even better!..

this is nonsense if you ask me. But it will do well, why? because 100 million stupid teenage girls will want to see this. Just like they did with that god awful movie twilight!

"because 100 million stupid teenage girls"

You said it, not me!! But I agree, stupid is, stupid does!!