Since Sorkin had so much success with The Social Network screenplay about the backstabbing/betrayal between Facebook Founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, how about another one about Microsoft Men Bill Gates and Paul Allen?
We’ve even got the actors lined up. Jake Gyllenhaal has the same goofy Gates grin. Just add nerd glasses. And Steve Carell has some time, now that he’s quit The Office. And he’s practically the spitting image of Allen. Ditto the glasses.
The story is eerily similar to Network. According to Allen’s new book, Idea Man, published by Vanity Fair and due out on April 19, Gates also did dirty by his childhood chum and cheated Allen out of most of his share in Microsoft. This is a total no-brainer for Sorkin, right?
In the video interview below, Zuckerberg says he has been dumped by girls a lot, not just once. He was impressed that the filmmakers got all his shirts right. But he’s amazed that the film made it look like the whole reason for creating Facebook was to get girls. “I have been dating the same girl since before I started Facebook,” he explains.
But Mark’s way outnumbered in not liking the film. “Social Network”, the screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was recently inducted into the Final Draft Hall of Fame at the annual awards — sponsored by Marc Madnick‘s screenwriting software company — at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on Thursday (Oct 14 2010).
“It’s a very exciting time and I’m trying to do my best to enjoy it,” a
slightly flustered Aaron told The Dish Rag. “Ordinarily I’d just be very
nervous, very anxious and waiting to be hit by a bus. This time around
I’m trying to enjoy it. I love the people I made the movie with and I’m
so proud of them that I’m just going to walk through it and keep my head
That’s up, Aaron. Keep your head up. After all, the Oscar season is a-coming and critics Roger Ebert called the movie “splendidly well-made” while Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called “Network” “movie of the year.”
the rave reviews, Aaron told the crowd: “When it seemed like thousands
of reviews came in and they all appeared to be written by my mother, I
asked (director) David Fincher, ‘When will the inevitable backlash begin?’ David said, ‘The moment you pick up your first award.”
Then Aaron held up his award…..to raucous laughter from the crowd.
We wondered if Aaron Sorkin ever met Zuckerberg. “I haven’t met Mark
Zuckerberg, but I’d be happy to,” he told The Dish Rag. “Honestly, my
priority is always the audience. ”
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