First poster for Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK hits; lacks Farmville invites and pokes

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
June 19th, 2010

I haven't gotten much of an opportunity to write about THE SOCIAL NETWORK, which is one of my most anticipated films of the year. This movie comes to us via the adaptation route, as it's based on the book The Accidental Billionaires which chronicles the early years of Facebook. What's even more exciting is the talent involved. You've got Aaron Sorkin writing the script, Jesse Eisenberg playing the lead role, and David Fincher directing.

Hit the jump for the full story and a better look at the first poster for THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

First of all, this is a damn fine piece of marketing. It's clever, gorgeous, and thought provoking. You've got a recognizable face front and center with a sentence that pulls you in right away. I don't know about you, but this poster gets me even more excited about the movie.

I'm just starting to read the book, which plays out like a fictionalized narrative despite its basis as a true story. Some of the actions, twists, and turns are almost too interesting to be true. I have full faith that one of the best writers in the business, Aaron Sorkin, can turn the source material into a damn fine movie. His work on The West Wing and Studio 60 are enough to convince me of his abilities.

That, and I just saw ZODIAC for the first time. If you haven't seen it and are in the mood for a damn fine procedural crime thriller, I'd highly recommend it. In many ways it showcases how meticulous of a director Fincher can be. Just look at how beautiful THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is. Nearly any frame of that film could be hung on my wall as a painting.

What are your thoughts? Excited as I am to see this? Or are you holding out judgment til you see a trailer.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK is slated to hit theaters on October 1st, 2010.

Source: Collider

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