Sorkin Keen On A “Social Network” Sequel
David Fincher’s “The Social Network” back in 2010 boasted one key advantage the director doesn’t always have for his films – one of the best writers in the business with Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin, who created “The West Wing” and has penned many films over the years, has since gone on to direct his own projects.
But it sounds like his twisted take on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg film might have more chapters in it, especially in the wake of both the change in the social media landscape and the amount of public knowledge of Facebook’s inner workings. Speaking with AP Entertainment (via Vulture), Sorkin says:
“First of all, I know a lot more about Facebook in 2005 than I do in 2018, but I know enough to know that there should be a sequel. A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss Twins and Eduardo Saverin. I’ve gotten more than one email from him [producer Scott Rudin] with an article attached saying, ‘Isn’t it time for a sequel?’”
In just the last few years alone, Facebook has had to deal with scandals involving private user data misusage, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the talk of foreign power influence over its news story coverage. Its story seems a long way from over as well.