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"The Social Network" Effect: 6 Ideas for Hollywood's Next Tech Flicks

  • With The Social Network already dominating <a href="http://www.nme.com/movies/news/the-social-network-wins-national-society-of-film/202368" target="_blank">critics' picks</a>, Hollywood producers must be seeing gold. We thought we'd give them a hand preparing for the inevitable onslaught of copycat movies chronicling tech start-ups. We've packaged six movies we hope to see sweep the Oscars in 2012. Click ahead for the posters, plots, and casting for the hottest as-yet-unproduced movies in the coming year.
  • Andrew Mason may be a lovable Chicago prankster--but he's headed straight for nowhere, barely scraping by on the coupons he cuts out each day from the Tribune. When he manages to negotiate a price on an order for a massive pizza party, though, Andrew finds he might just have stumbled on...The Deal of the Day. (Sequel potential: The Clone Wars.)
  • Starring Seth Rogen as Andrew Mason
  • A couple of Internet entrepreneurs move passively through life, falling in and out of love, attracting angel investment. When one of them suddenly comes down with a speech impediment limiting his statements to 140-character bursts, there's only one possible cure: start a company.
  • Starring Dave Foley as Biz Stone ...
  • ... and Ryan Gosling as Evan Williams ...
  • ... featuring a cameo by Andy Dick as Dick Costolo.
  • Tired of his provincial Moscow existence, 17-year-old <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/1716690/chatroulette-andrey-ternovskiy-video-chat">Andrey Ternovskiy</a> craves to chat randomly with strangers across the Internet. When his website takes off, Andrey's dreams of traveling the world finally become possible--but can he defeat the army of one-eyed snakes that stand in his way?
  • Starring Michael Cera as Andrey Ternovskiy
  • Two best buddies convince an older woman to road trip with them through Mexico, in search of checking in at the location of their dreams. But as they compete for the woman's affections and quest after the perfect beach, they discover that the best location on the planet is next to your best friend.
  • Starring John Krasinski as Dennis Crowley ...
  • ... and Aziz Ansari as Naveen Selvadurai.
  • An Apple a day...could kill you. In the near future, when the world itself runs on the iOS operating system, Steve Jobs has moved into semi-retirement as a police detective on the Cupertino beat. But when Jobs suspects that an app may have been implicated in the murder of his ex-partner, Steve Wozniak, it's up to Jobs to convince the world to slough off the comfortable but oppressive chains of the very technology he invented.
  • Starring Jason Stratham as Steve Jobs
  • In this raucus comedy, a trio of ne'er-do-well stoners decide to make the ultimate movie, a musical comedy cast entirely with kittens. When no distributor accepts the film, however, the threesome realize they've struck upon their most genius insight yet.
  • Starring John Cho as Steve Chen ...
  • ... and Kal Penn as Jawed Karim ...
  • ... with Macaulay Culkin as Chad Hurley.
  • 01 /18
    With The Social Network already dominating critics' picks, Hollywood producers must be seeing gold. We thought we'd give them a hand preparing for the inevitable onslaught of copycat movies chronicling tech start-ups. We've packaged six movies we hope to see sweep the Oscars in 2012. Click ahead for the posters, plots, and casting for the hottest as-yet-unproduced movies in the coming year.
  • 02 /18
    | Deal of the Day: The Groupon Story Andrew Mason may be a lovable Chicago prankster--but he's headed straight for nowhere, barely scraping by on the coupons he cuts out each day from the Tribune. When he manages to negotiate a price on an order for a massive pizza party, though, Andrew finds he might just have stumbled on...The Deal of the Day. (Sequel potential: The Clone Wars.)
  • 03 /18
    | Deal of the Day: The Groupon Story Starring Seth Rogen as Andrew Mason
  • 04 /18
    | Characters A couple of Internet entrepreneurs move passively through life, falling in and out of love, attracting angel investment. When one of them suddenly comes down with a speech impediment limiting his statements to 140-character bursts, there's only one possible cure: start a company.
  • 05 /18
    | Characters Starring Dave Foley as Biz Stone ...
  • 06 /18
    | Characters ... and Ryan Gosling as Evan Williams ...
  • 07 /18
    | Characters ... featuring a cameo by Andy Dick as Dick Costolo.
  • 08 /18
    | Andrey Ternovskiy vs. The World Tired of his provincial Moscow existence, 17-year-old Andrey Ternovskiy craves to chat randomly with strangers across the Internet. When his website takes off, Andrey's dreams of traveling the world finally become possible--but can he defeat the army of one-eyed snakes that stand in his way?
  • 09 /18
    | Andrey Ternovskiy vs. The World Starring Michael Cera as Andrey Ternovskiy
  • 10 /18
    | The Mayor of My Heart Two best buddies convince an older woman to road trip with them through Mexico, in search of checking in at the location of their dreams. But as they compete for the woman's affections and quest after the perfect beach, they discover that the best location on the planet is next to your best friend.
  • 11 /18
    | The Mayor of My Heart  Starring John Krasinski as Dennis Crowley ...
  • 12 /18
    | The Mayor of My Heart ... and Aziz Ansari as Naveen Selvadurai.
  • 13 /18
    | i, Steve An Apple a day...could kill you. In the near future, when the world itself runs on the iOS operating system, Steve Jobs has moved into semi-retirement as a police detective on the Cupertino beat. But when Jobs suspects that an app may have been implicated in the murder of his ex-partner, Steve Wozniak, it's up to Jobs to convince the world to slough off the comfortable but oppressive chains of the very technology he invented.
  • 14 /18
    | i, Steve Starring Jason Stratham as Steve Jobs
  • 15 /18
    | Go Viral In this raucus comedy, a trio of ne'er-do-well stoners decide to make the ultimate movie, a musical comedy cast entirely with kittens. When no distributor accepts the film, however, the threesome realize they've struck upon their most genius insight yet.
  • 16 /18
    | Go Viral Starring John Cho as Steve Chen ...
  • 17 /18
    | Go Viral ... and Kal Penn as Jawed Karim ...
  • 18 /18
    | Go Viral ... with Macaulay Culkin as Chad Hurley.

With The Social Network already dominating critics' picks, Hollywood producers must be seeing gold. We thought we'd give them a hand preparing for the inevitable onslaught of copycat movies chronicling tech start-ups. Here are six movies, with cast suggestions, we hope to see sweep the Oscars in 2012.

Slideshow Credits: 01 / Images by Andrew M. Hur;