A Comic book that is not even in stores yet based on facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being turned into a short animated film tailored to television. Hayden 5 Media, a New York company that has produced music videos, commercials and documentaries and Bluewater Productions intend to turn the comic book Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook into a film in the style of the 2006 science fiction film A Scanner Darkly, by using animation drawn over live-action performances, a technique used in the 2006 film.
"When we found out that Bluewater was releasing this comic, we knew we had to get on board," said Hayden president Todd Wiseman."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."
The film will combine real characters and animated settings with a "comic book aesthetic," the companies said on Friday. The comic book, written by Jerome Maida and drawn by Fritz Saalfeld, will hit stores in late December at a price of 6.99 dollars a copy. "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," independent production studio Bluewater said in a release. "Zuckerberg 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."
Also covered in the comic: Zuckerberg's "frustration with women" which "helped spark an idea that would have him dating Victoria's secret models" on his way to being one of the world's youngest billionaires. "This will not be the last retelling of the Mark Zuckerberg story," said Hayden executive production Milos Silber. "We're just aware of the profound impact of Facebook, and with over 500 million users, we're bound to have an audience."