Hoping for a sequel to The Social Community? The ball is now in director David Fincher’s courtroom. The Social Community author Aaron Sorkin — who received an Oscar for his script — has mentioned that he would like to pen a sequel to the film about Fb, so long as Fincher returns within the director’s chair. This is not the primary time Sorkin has publicly mentioned his curiosity in The Social Community 2. Now, he is additionally detailed what a possible sequel would deal with, if given the chance.
“So far as follow-up to The Social Network — I imply it would not be a lot a sequel, however anyway — folks have been speaking to me about it due to what we have found is the kind of, you understand, darkish facet of Fb,” Sorkin instructed MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.
Sorkin added: “I met with a person named Roger McNamee, who had a guide come out a 12 months in the past known as ‘Zucked‘. Roger McNamee was an enormous early investor in Facebook. He is a Silicon Valley VC, very fascinating man […] and have become a form of consigliere to [Facebook founder Mark] Zuckerberg proper after The Social Community ends, in these years proper after The Social Community ends.
“And it was McNamee, sitting on his boat going via his Fb feed, realised there’s one thing unusual occurring right here. There’s one thing bizarre that he is noticing with the kind of the politics of the Fb feed. And he took his issues to Mark and he took his issues to [Fb COO Sheryl Sandberg] and factors on the market’s one thing occurring right here.”
Sorkin added: “They appear bored with doing something about it. Anyway, this all finally ends up with McNamee in a [US] Senate basement safe convention room briefing Senate Intelligence subcommittee members on how Fb is bringing down democracy, [saying], ‘Oh, we’ve an enormous downside right here and one thing must be completed about it.’
“So, yeah, do I need to write that film? Yeah! I can let you know proper now, that is by means of making use of public stress on him. I’ll solely write it if David directs it. If Billy Wilder got here again from the grave and mentioned he wished to direct it, no, it is gotta be David.”
Considerations over Fb’s influence on democratic nations and polarising politics has quickly grown lately, partly as a result of substantial consideration to the alleged position it performed in Donald Trump’s victory within the 2016 US Presidential election, the prosecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and most not too long ago, the rise of BJP in India and inaction over hate posts by politicians directed at Muslims.
Whereas The Social Community was about Fb’s founding and the lawsuits round it, this a lot has been made clear that The Social Community 2 will probably be concerning the influence it is having on the world. And it is sensible that Sorkin met with one other creator in McNamee. The Social Community was additionally primarily based on a guide — 2009’s “The Unintended Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich — and Sorkin will seemingly undertake an analogous technique if he will get to jot down a sequel.
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