The Social Network tells the story of how Facebook came into existence. As the tagline points out, you don't make 500 million friends without making a few enemies -- and the enemies here appear to be a group of people who claim that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg might have stolen their idea. Sounds intriguing.
The newest clip repeats some of the dialogue from the original teaser, but changes the visuals so that each line is presented as a Facebook status update. You get a feel for the stakes involved when people start mentioning lawsuits and billions of dollars. I'm genuinely curious to see how the film plays out -- will they make Zuckerberg, played by nerd du jour Jesse Eisenberg, a sympathetic character? He doesn't really come across that way in either of the trailers. Maybe this will be the film that finally breaks the actor's streak of playing lovelorn geeks with a heart of gold. It would be nice to see Eisenberg branch out a bit.
In more ironic news, The Social Network won't be advertised on Facebook. "Facebook's advertising guidelines don't allow ads to reference the company unless Facebook has cooperated with the object of the ad," says Steve Elzer, SVP of Media Relations at Sony. Sounds like a missed opportunity to me.
You can catch The Social Network at the New York Film Festival, where it kicks things off on Friday, September 24. Hit the jump to check out the new clip, then share your thoughts in the comments section. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to work on my screenplay about Twitter.