The search is on for a Google movie
Image Credit: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty ImagesStep aside, Facebook movie! Make room for the Google movie! According to Deadline.com’s Mike Fleming, Ken Auletta’s book Googled: The End of the World as We Know It will become a film. The now-familiar story of Sergey and Larry starting out as Sanford Ph.D students is a classic, I guess — basic premise: nerds make good; get really, really rich — but what is the end of the movie? Google’s story is far from complete; every few weeks there’s a new product or position that shifts the company’s place in the public consciousness. Is Google a good guy or a bad guy? Does anyone even know? Can this movie be nuanced enough to let it be neither?
Broad thematic questions aside, I’m always wary of how Hollywood thinks computers work. I’m assuming scenes about data storage will look like the neon cityscape in Hackers, that at some point someone will “enhance” something, and we’ll see an über-programmer staring at a screen full of binary code (preferable in green-on-black). Those are the rules.
So, PopWatchers, are you feeling lucky? Ready for a Google biopic?