'The Social Network': Aaron Sorkin Wants A Sequel To David Fincher's Masterpiece

Will there be a sequel to mark the tenth anniversary of the original feature film?

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Sometimes, we hear about an embryonic project which gives us shivers down our spines. The latest project to do so was revealed by a screenwriter (although not just any screenwriter): Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the series The West Wing and the feature films Steve Jobs and A Few Good Men, is keen for a sequel to The Social Network, the 2010 masterpiece by David Fincher, which brought him an Oscar for Best Screenplay.

He had the following words to say to Associated Press:

"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 [Scott Rudin, who produced The Social Network, ed.] with an article attached saying, ‘Isn’t it time for a sequel?'. 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 Sequel To Mark The Movie's Tenth Anniversary?

It's already been nine years since The Social Network was released in cinemas. Nine years since David Fincher tackled the tumultuous creation of Facebook by the controversial figure of Mark Zuckerberg, making one of the most significant feature films of his generation out of the story. 

The American director's film stunned viewers due to a combination of perfectly mastered elements. First and foremost, the cast: Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg), Andrew Garfield (his acolyte and future enemy Eduardo Saverin), Justin Timberlake (great as the ambitious Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster), Armie Hammer (who plays both of the Winklevoss twins) and Rooney Mara (Erica Albright).

For the film, Aaron Sorkin adapted a book with a rather long title (The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal) written by Ben Mezrich. The team also featured Jeff Cronenweth (Fight Club) as director of photography and musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on the soundtrack.


Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Louis Lepron, published on 14/01/2019