Social media/ Google-tech thriller ‘The Circle’ wordt verfilmd
De satirische roman ‘The Circle’ van auteur Dave Eggers uit 2013. wordt verfilmd. In de film zal onder ander Tom Hanks zijn te zien. Emma Watson speelt de hoofdrol en speelt een nieuwe werknemer bij the Circle. Hanks gaat waarschijnlijk de film tevens produceren.
The Circle is a 2013 novel by American author Dave Eggers. It chronicles tech worker Mae Holland as she joins a powerful Internet company which starts out as an incredibly rewarding experience, but as she works there longer things start to fall apart. It is Dave Eggers’s tenth work of fiction.
Regisseur James Ponsoldt verfilmt het script en schrijft het screenplay. In 2016 zou de film in de bios moeten draaien.
The book follows the story of Mae Holland, a recent college graduate who lands a job at The Circle, a powerful technology company run by the so-called “Three Wise Men.” Mae owes her job largely to her best friend and college roommate, Annie, one of the forty most influential people in the company. Mae starts out in Customer Experience (CE), the firm’s customer service department, but quickly climbs the company ladder. From the beginning, Mae is impressed by amenities at the Circle, including access to top-notch technology, dorm-like housing, gyms and recreation activities and parties. Mae’s very first day at the Circle ends with a party where she encounters Francis, who remains a love interest throughout the rest of the novel. Later, Mae encounters and quickly becomes romantically involved with a mysterious colleague named Kalden, even though she is unable to verify his status at the company, or even obtain his last name.
Het boek kenmerkt een wereld gedomineerd door organisaties zoals Google.
Meanwhile, the Circle continues to develop a range of sophisticated technologies, including SeeChange, light, portable cameras that can provide real-time video with minimal efforts. Eventually, SeeChange cameras are worn all day long by politicians wishing to be ‘transparent’, allowing the public to see what they are seeing at all times.
Via: IMDB.com, WikiPedia.org