David Fincher is in talks to direct Aaron Sorkin‘s in-the-works movie about Facebook. O…kay?
Look, I want to crap on this as much as anyone — Facebook movie?! Waaaah, only in an unjust universe, etc., etc. — but holy moly, I would freaking love to see these two team up on something. They’re both known for being a bit intense, something of perfectionists, and for taking perhaps more time than they were supposed to to complete things. (No judgment!)
Sorkin’s distinctive prose style lends itself to ambitious and equally distinctive direction — I can spot a Tommy Schlamme-directed episode a mile a way, for example — and Fincher’s best film, Zodiac, is also his most cerebral and wordy. They’re an unlikely pair, I guess; Fincher’s work, minus Benjamin Button, tends to capture the clash between order and chaos, while Sorkin’s work, minus Malice, tends to capture small groups of dedicated people. Maybe it’s my post-lunch Diet Coke talking, but I think the pairing could be good for both.
That said…blerg x ∞ on their collaboration being for a movie about Facebook. Maybe down the road they’ll reteam for a story about a crumbling dictatorship or something. Ah, a girl can dream.
Thoughts, PopWatchers? Are you updating your status about this?