David Fincher's Social Network Movie Gets a Greenlight
What did I tell ya! The End of Show blog (via SlashFilm) is reporting as of yesterday that David Fincher's The Social Network has been given the greenlight from Columbia Pictures and will start shooting this year, as I speculated earlier this month. They're reporting that its been given a $47 million budget and will start production in October. Fincher's deal to direct has been signed and Scott Rudin, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti are producing. They are currently working on casting at the moment and scouting shooting locations in Cambridge and Boston. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more about this production very soon.
Who knows if that budget number is accurate, but if it is, it's a step down from his last few films, which is probably the better way to go this time. Benjamin Button cost $150M, Zodiac cost $65M, Panic Room cost $48M, and Fight Club cost $63M. Of course, The Social Network doesn't really have the need for elaborate visual effects or an intricate style, but then again, Fincher might be planning to take a unique approach to this, which I'd love to see. I don't care what anyone else thinks, but I'm very excited to see Fincher take on the Facebook movie. It sounds like a great story and with Fincher's finesse I'm sure it'll be just fantastic.