It was previously reported that Sony Pictures acquired the rights to the authorized biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. It's now being reported that the studio is looking at hiring screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to write the movie, which isn't really surprising at all. According to an insider Sorkin is the studios top choice.
I hope Sorkin ends up taking on the project. Steve Jobs is a perfect subject for him to tackle. Sorkin is good at writing films about people who are incredibly smart and innovative, but also who have gone through difficult life trials. Sorkin previously wrote The Social Network and Moneyball both of which are amazing films that revolve around these types of individual. I wonder if they will try to get David Fincher to direct the biopic.
What are your thoughts on Sorkin possibly writing the Steve Jobs biopic?
Here's a description of the book that the movie will be based on:
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
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