Apparently, “The Social Network” promised more zeitgeist than anyone expected. Deadline reports that Groundswell Productions, the company behind “The Informant,” “Milk,” “The Visitor” and — cough — “The Mysteries of Pittsburg,” has acquired the rights to “Googled: The End of the World As We Know it” for adaptation into a film.
Ken Aulette’s 2009 book tracks Stanford Ph.D students Sergey Brin and Larry Page’s founding and running of the search engine giant, including, according to Nicholson Baker’s New York Times review, background “about Google’s ‘cold war’ with Facebook, about Google’s tussles with Viacom, about Google’s role in the ‘Yahoo-Microsoft melee’ and about Google’s gradual estrangement from its former ally, Apple.”
Can the announcement of a slyly unflattering movie about the creation of Twitter be far behind?
Oh, wait, someone’s already made that crack:
More importantly, is there any way this film will not be titled “Don’t Be Evil”? What other options are there? “Search Engine: The Movie”? “100 Zeros”? “I’m Feeling Lucky”?