Columbia Pictures sure knows how to tease us. The first trailer from the highly anticipated Facebook movie – which now has a title, “The Social Network” – is as bare-bones as trailers come. Without revealing any actual scenes from the movie, the trailer offers instead a few snippets of dialogue, some buzzwords, and a rather ominous-sounding soundtrack.
The words that flash across the screen are “Punk,” “Genius,” “Prophet,” “Traitor,” and, of course, “Billionaire.” The movie is based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal” by Ben Mezrich. We’re not sure how they made computer programmer Mark Zuckerberg sound edgy and sexy, but… yeah, no, nevermind. Mark Zuckerberg still doesn’t seem edgy or sexy.
We’ve heard rumors that the flick doesn’t cast Zuckerberg in a very positive light. At a digital media conference, Zuckerberg said, “I just wish that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive.” Look, Zuckerberg, we’re still a little mad at you for letting our parents into Facebook, okay? We can’t untag these embarrassing baby photos fast enough.
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