Facebook CEO in Dark Spotlight in Trailer for The Social Network
First Full-length Trailer Shows Scenes from David Fincher's Movie About Facebook
Today the first full-length trailer for the The Social Network was released providing real footage from the film and even more controversy. The upcoming movie about the origins of Facebook focuses on CEO Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jessie Eisenberg) and how he and his friend started what is known now as the world's most popular website.
The theatrical trailer is longer, more illustrative, and more provocative than the first teaser trailer that was released nearly three weeks ago. The first sequence cycles through Facebook screenshots of user comments, emoticons, and photo uploads that seem to be randomly displayed.
The following sequence is where we see scenes from the film, with the spotlight on Zuckerberg's character who fights to prove his rightful ownership of the website while his peers try to take him down.
So far, the campaign for this film has painted the Facebook CEO in a rather dark light. Given that the movie is adapted from Ben Mezrich's book,The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, Fincher will show many people a side of Zuckerberg that they have never seen before. Soon, he may lose his genius Harvard student image for a more scandalous, deceitful reputation.
Mezrich has admitted that his book was told in a narrative format and that it could not be interpreted as 100% accurate, even though his main source for information came from former Zuckerberg friend, Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield). In this case, then, those who are willing to pay to watch the film when it hits theatres in October should digest the plot with a grain of salt. The Social Network is far from a documentary, and its purpose is to entertain and, ultimately, to make money.
Check out the full-length trailer from Columbia Pictures below: