Social Network sequel to tackle Facebook's recent scandals

Aaron Sorkin is taking another look at Mark Zuckerberg's empire.
Aaron Sorkin is taking another look at Mark Zuckerberg's empire. Photo credit: Screenshot / Reuters

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has proposed a sequel to The Social Network, the Oscar-winning film focusing on Facebook's controversial beginnings.

"I knew a lot more about Facebook in 2005 than I do in 2018," Sorkin told Associated Press in a recent interview.

"But I know enough to know that there should be a sequel. A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuits from the Winklevoss Twins and Eduardo Saverin."

Producer Scott Rudin is also keen, Sorkin says.

"I've gotten more than one email from [Rudin] with an article attached saying, 'Isn't it time for a sequel?'"

The Social Network shows CEO Mark Zuckerberg creating Facebook while still a sophomore at Harvard with a handful of friends.

During its subsequent meteoric rise he deals with the fall-out as he faces lawsuits from his former friends and business partners.

Since its release, Facebook has faced major scandals including its handling of personal data, its use by Russian trolls during the US election, its role in the slaughter of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the rise of hate speech and the spread of so-called 'fake news'.

Sorkin didn't comment on if actor Jesse Eisenberg would return to his role as Mr Zuckerberg, or whether David Fincher would return to direct.