It’s ominous and dramatic — and even uses Radiohead’s song “Creep.”
The Social Network, an Aaron Sorkin-penned, David Fincher-directed detailing of the founding of Facebook, released its first full trailer today. The aim is clearly to create an air of suspense, but it looks just plain scary.
The trailer begins with a montage of Facebook screenshots, dubbed with a version of Radiohead’s “Creep” sung by women. The song eerily resonates with a deeper reason people use the site, with lyrics like, “I want you to notice when I’m not around … I wish I was special.” We then see glimpses of how the film portrays the founding of Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) creating the site to enter Harvard’s social elite. The music swells as Zuckerberg and others deal with Facebook’s rising success, legal threats and internal struggles.
The movie had previously released two teaser trailers that were equally, if not more creepy. The first made Zuckerberg look like a serial killer, and the second was so fast-paced it was hard to keep up. Judging on the trailers, is the Facebook movie secretly a horror flick?