[Movies] David Fincher In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic For Sony
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.26.2014
Taking on another billionaire...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, House of Cards, upcoming series Utopia) is in early talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic for Sony, based on Walter Isaacson's biography. If the deal happens, it would reunite Fincher with Aaron Sorkin after The Social Network, which Sorkin wrote. Sorkin finished adapting the Isaacson book. Scott Rudin, producer of The Social Network, will also be producing this film with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
Here's a description of the book: 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. 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.
Jobs' life has already been the subject of Open Road's 2011 film Jobs, which starred Ashton Kutcher and earned $35 million worldwide. The film is considered a high-profile project due to the names involved and the popularity of the book. Isaacson had unprecedented access to Jobs during the final years of his life.
Sony started the project in October 2011, weeks after Jobs died of pancreatic cancer. Sorkin began to write the script in 2012, but has also been working on his HBO series The Newsroom. No actor is attached at this time. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will work on the film as a consultant.