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.