Aaron Sorkin may be taking on another high-tech writing gig. THR reports (via E! Online ) that The Social Network writer could be bringing the late Steve Jobs to the big screen.
Here is what Sorkin said in a statement:
“Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering. Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” he said. “It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
The film would be based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which sold more than 379,000 copies in its first week on shelves. Sorkin is reading the book now while he considers Sony’s offer. He went on to talk about Jobs:
“He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker,” Sorkin said of Jobs. “He’s probably inspired [my 11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he’s inspired me… she plays with all his toys.”
What are your thoughts on Sorkin’s possible involvement? Who would you like to see play Jobs at different stages of his life?