David Fincher in talks to direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic

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To say that jOBS was a disappointment is an understatement. Love him or hate him, late Apple head honcho Steve Jobs is an incredibly interesting personality (and he did amazing things for the polo neck sweater market), which made it quite surprising that a movie about his life was anything but.

In contrast, the story of one of Jobs’ contemporaries, Mark Zuckerberg, made for riveting viewing in the The Social Network. And now the man behind that film is looking to shine the spotlight on Jobs again.

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According to a report from THR, acclaimed director director David Fincher is currently in early talks to helm a new biopic about the Apple founder for Sony. The still untitled film is to be based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography about the tech visionary, and was adapted by Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who also penned The Social Network for Fincher. The team will be rounded out by fellow The Social Network alum Scott Rudin, who will be producing again.

Sorkin actually started penning the script a while ago already, just after Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer back in 2011, but up until now Sony has been looking for a director. Fincher is famously very picky about what projects he tackles, but I’m sure that the prospect of getting the band back together again, so to speak, and tell the incredible story of one of modern society’s most polarizing and influential figues was just too good a prospect to turn down.

Fincher has just finished shooting Gone Girl with Ben Affleck, and it’s uncertain how long it will be before he gets back in the saddle again to tackle this project, but based on just how amazing The Social Network turned out, this will probably be worth the wait. There’s no word yet on any casting, but now that Fincher is aboard, you can probably expect the names of some A-list Hollywood talent to start popping up.

Last Updated: February 27, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

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