Revealed yesterday, the film The Social Network (or the Facebook movie) revealed its official poster. The poster is just a face shot of Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, with the tag line “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. The movie, which recounts Zuckerberg’s founding of the popular social networking site, is based on The Accidential Billionaires by Ben Merzrich, and has been adapted by Aaron Sorkin – the guy who produced the West Wing.
But is it worthy of making a movie about it? Is there anything interesting from Zuckerberg’s life that would warrant a film? There might – especially the controversy between Zuckerberg and ConnectU, who claims that Zuckerberg stole their idea to make TheFacebook (the previous name). As well, with the recent privacy concerns, there might be some answers (for those who haven’t read the book – I mean, who reads books!?) that could provide some insight about his ideas on what privacy means.
Other small details I would like to point out: It clearly also uses the Facebook toolbar on the poster, with the website located where the search box is. It’s also using Firefox (tabs give it away), and using a Mac (sidebar).
You can have a look at the movie’s poster, after the jump.