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“Mark Zukerberg: Creator of Facebook” Comic Book optioned as an film
By The Editor
November 19, 2010 - 04:46

Bluewater Comics

Hayden 5 Media and Bluewater Productions team up to create the animated film based off the comic book for Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook

“When we found out that Bluewater was releasing this comic, we knew we had to get on board,” says Todd Wiseman, President of Hayden 5 Media.   “We saw a great opportunity to re-tell the story of Mark Zuckerberg post Social Network in a brighter, animated form that could be enjoyed and understood by a broader audience.”

Much like the technique used in the film A Scanner Darkly, the production of Mark Zuckerberg and The Found will begin with live action filmmaking in a digital medium, followed by the use of interpolated rotoscope.  The result will be a cross between real characters and animated surroundings seamlessly integrated for a unique, comic book aesthetic.  

The comic book is written by Jerome Maida and drawn by Fritz Saalfeld.  It is described as the brains and driving force behind Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has become the youngest billionaire in the history of the planet. As this comic reveals, the road for the success for both his creation and him personally was not preordained nor was it always a smooth ride. He would be tempted with unimaginable amounts of money and have to deal harshly with people along the way - many of whom would later feel betrayed. Read how a young man's frustration with women helped spark an idea that would have him dating Victoria's secret models and how socially inept young man wound up creating a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people all over the globe socialize with each other.

The comic book hits stores in late December.  The suggested retail price (SRP) for the upcoming comic book is $6.99. To make sure you get your copy, contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you download one of the ComicBookBin apps.

“This will not be the last retelling of the Marc Zuckerberg story,” says Milos Silber, Executive Producer at Hayden 5 Media.  “We're just aware of the profound impact of Facebook, and with over 500 million users, we're bound to have an audience.  One that is more willing to watch a shortened, visually captivating summary of this short epic online, or on their favorite network.”

While Hayden 5 Media predicts the film will bring back the same audience intrigued by Social Network, Marc Zuckerberg and The Found will shed new light on the controversial story of the creators life and bring a completely new look and feel than that of the feature film.

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