The Social Network, the story of Facebook, was a hit film for David Fincher, and at one point it even inspired Brett Ratner to try and make a movie about the development of MTV using the same template. Now the story of Twitter may be using the same formula as well, this time as a television series.
And indeed, Lionsgate admits they are following the Social Network road map. As one Lionsgate exec told Variety, “Hatching Twitter will go behind the scenes of a gorundbrekaing Silicon Valley company in a way that’s never been captured before on television. The Social Network was a perfect film, and this series will be different, producing a longer view of the work life changes, gamesmanship and personal sacrifices made by a group of individuals who are building a company that will change the way that people communicate.”
The Social Network also had some pretty strong talent in its stable with a script by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men), and David Fincher directing. Can Twitter tell a similar compelling story in a weekly episodic format? We’ll see, probably some time late next year or in 2015.