This isn't one of those funny Social Network movie parody trailers that have become popular on the web these days. There is actually a movie about the founders of Google that's going into development. I guess it was only a matter of time before these movies started to pop up after seeing how good The Social Network looks, which is based on the building up of Facebook. Deadline reports:
Michael London's Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights to the Ken Auletta book Googled: The End of the World As We Know it. They will use the book as the blueprint for a feature film that tells the story of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and the fast rise of the juggernaut web business that made them billionaires.
This Google movie won't have the same feel as The Social Network, which centers on a group of Harvard friends who created a lot of drama in their success. The Google film will be a much lighter story about the two Stanford Ph.D students who wanted to make a better search engine. They built Google on principles like "You can make money without doing evil" and "You can be serious without a suit." The movie will focus on how they tried to hang onto their idealism as Google became a global phenomenon.
Producer Michael London had this to say about the film:
It's about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world, and how the world in turn changed them. The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict, don't be evil. At a certain point in the evolution of a company so big and powerful, there are a million challenges to that mandate. Can you stay true to principles like that as you become as rich and powerful as that company has become? The intention is to be sympathetic to Sergey and Larry, and hopefully the film will be as interesting as the company they created.
This sounds like it will be a much more positive film than The Social Network, and there's nothing wrong with positivity! I think Googled: The End of the World As We Know it will make for another great movie. It will be interesting to see how this movie all comes together.
What do you all think about Google the Movie?
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