Twitter doesn't reach nearly as many people as Facebook. And it has yet to turn a profit. But like the Facebook origin tale, the story behind the rise of Twitter's microblogging network is a barn-burner. And Hollywood wants a piece of the action.
On Wednesday, film and TV house Lionsgate announced that Nick Bilton's bestselling book on the creation of Twitter will become a TV series, in one form or another.
Bilton, a New York Times columnist, will write the teleplay and serve as producer. Allison Shearmur, one of four executive producers behind the hit movie Hunger Games, will act as executive producer.
There was considerable appetite for the project. According to a source close to the bidding, who wished to remain anonymous because he or she was not authorized to speak with the press, there were multiple offers to adapt the book, with Paramount emerging from the pack as a close second to Lionsgate.
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