Facebook to show movies online starting with The Dark Knight

Facebook gets ready to take over the movie industry…

Warner Brothers today announced they’ll be the first movie studio to offer movies directly through Facebook. Starting March 8th, they’ll “begin testing an offering of selected movies for purchase or rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook movie Pages.”

The first movie to be made available is Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, which will cost $3 for 48 hours (no word on Irish pricing yet).

“Facebook has become a daily destination for hundreds of millions of people,” said Thomas Gewecke, President of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution “Making our films available through Facebook is a natural extension of our digital distribution efforts.  It gives consumers a simple, convenient way to access and enjoy our films through the world’s largest social network. Fans will have full control over the film while watching it through their Facebook account for up to 48 hours from purchase.  They can choose to watch it in full screen, pause the movie, and resume playing it when they log back into Facebook.  Consumers will also have full Facebook functionality including the ability to post comments on the movie, interact with friends and update their status.”

What do you think? Would you watch a movie through Facebook?