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Aaron Sorkin Wants To Write A Sequel To The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin Wants To Write A Sequel To The Social Network

It's been a decade since The Social Network was released and gave us an interesting insight into the origins of Facebook.

It showed us how Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) went from Harvard school student to the head of a social media juggernaut. The film ended with Zuckerberg celebrating Facebook's millionth user and continuing to battle the Winklevoss twins in depositions over claims he stole their idea.

It's safe to say a lot has changed in the decade since and it seems like the writer of the Academy Award-winning movie is keen on a sequel.

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Aaron Sorkin has told MTV's Happy Sad Confused Podcast: "I do want to see it. And [producer Scott Rudin] wants to see it.

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Credit: Sony Pictures

"People have been talking to me about it because of what we've discovered is the dark side of Facebook. Do I want to write that movie? Yeah I do. I will only write it if David [Fincher] directs it. If Billy Wilder came back from the grave and said he wanted to direct it, I'd say I'd only do it with David."

In the 10 years since The Social Network was released, Facebook has grown exponentially and isn't showing any signs of slowing down, having since acquired Instagram.

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Mark Zuckerberg's company has had to fight off claims the site is a breeding ground of misinformation, political manipulation and a raft of other things that many people couldn't have predicted.

Facebook well and truly took over the world. That's why a sequel could be unbelievably engaging. But it would be hard to squeeze all that juiciness into one film.

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Credit: Sony Pictures

However, Sorkin said when he was writing the script for The Social Network, he was more intrigued about the man behind Facebook, rather than the social media site itself.

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The film was adapted from the novel The Accidental Billionaires and Sorkin was immediately drawn to it when publishers were shopping it around to be turned into a movie.

He said: "What attracted me to [the film project] had nothing to do with Facebook. The invention itself is as modern as it gets, but the story is as old as storytelling; the themes of friendship, loyalty, jealousy, class and power.

"I was reading it and somewhere on page three I said yes. It was the fastest I said yes to anything... They wanted me to start right away. Ben [Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires] and I were kind of doing our research at the same time, sort of along parallel lines."

We'll have to wait and see if David Fincher is keen for round two.

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