The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network gives an update on the sequel
It probably won't be called The Meta Network or whatever...
The more time that passes since The Social Network arrived in cinemas in late 2010, the more topical it seems to become.
On top of becoming an Oscar success (it won three Academy Awards out of eight nominations), and on top of being a bit of a box office hit ($225 million off a $40 million budget), the topic of Facebook is barely out of the news well over a decade later.
Be it the social network's supposed impact on the 2016 US Presidential election, to the alleged inability to deal with the topic of misinformation being spread on the platform, right up to 2021's big rebranding moment to Meta, there is a lot of potential to be mined from the last ten years of events within the company.
One of the people who has been keeping a close eye on these events is Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter of The Social Network, and who won the Academy Award for his troubles.
Since then he's been keeping very busy, writing the scripts for Moneyball (aka the best sports movie of all time) and Steve Jobs, as well as writing and directing Molly's Game and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
He's currently on the press tour for his new movie, Being the Ricardos, which gives a look behind the scenes of I Love Lucy, one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he was asked straight up if he's still interested in making a sequel to The Social Network.
"Well, I don’t want to make news here. I think what has been going on with Facebook these last few years is a story very much worth telling, and there is a way to tell it as a follow up to The Social Network, and that’s as much as I know."
Nice try on not making the news, but here we are!
Meanwhile, Being The Ricardos will arrive on Prime Video on Tuesday, 21 December. Check out the trailer right here:
Clip via Amazon Prime Video