I have absolutely no intention to go see the Facebook movie but it appears that Hollywood’s fascination with the power brokers of Silicon Valley isn’t done with yet.
Deadline has the breaking news that Michael London’s Groundswell Productions has teamed up with producer John Morris to acquire the rights to Ken Auletta’s book Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.
Yes folks we are now going to have the chance to see the life story of Sergey Brin and Larry Page as they have Googlefied our world.
While the Facebook founder story being told in the upcoming David Fincher-directed The Social Networkrevolves around a group of Harvard pals who squabbled in success, the Google narrative plays out differently. Google was formed by the duo while they were Stanford Ph.D students who had ideas on how to make a better search engine. They founded Google on principles like “You can make money without doing evil” and “You can be serious without a suit.” London said the movie will focus on how they tried to hang onto their idealism as Google became a global phenomenon. The challenge for London and Morris is to find a handle on a success story that makes for compelling screen drama.
The only thing left is for them to do the movie in 3D.