If you’ve been waiting for a more visual idea of The Social Network, this isn’t the live-action you’re after, but it comes a very tense second.
The Social Network seems to be dragging in press left, right and centre. The film, centred on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenburg), follows him as he creates (or co-creates, depending on what and who you believe) Facebook, now the largest social media network on the planet.
Of course, the tag-line is “you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”, so no prizes for guessing this isn’t a comedy.
However, the film’s new teaser uses an interesting visual device that I’m hoping they’ll keep in the film, as it will connect with the minds of many a FB addict.
With director David Fincher (now tipped to be the director on the adaptations of the Stieg Larsson novel trilogy) and Andrew Garfield (playing the new Spiderman), it’s going to be a roller-coaster ride of betrayal, high drama, and big numbers scrolling across screens.
This is a film for a generation who are more connected than could ever have been dreamed possible. But in a world where people have acquired additional online identities that can be complex, how do you know who’s loyal and who isn’t? Guess we’ll find out on October 1st.
Trailers below – let us know what you think, as always.