The Social Network scribe to pen Steve Jobs biopic
It seems that Sony Pictures have found the right person to turn Steve Jobs' extraordinary life journey into an exciting piece of cinematic work.
It's none other than Aaron Sorkin, who gave us The Social Network, the fast-paced, cold-toned film chronicling the formation of social network giant Facebook, by adapting Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires.
Probably Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer at 56 last year, would have approved the choice either, as he was said to have approached the scriptwriter once to work on a Pixar movie. Unfortunately, that did not come through.
Sorkin, 50, has proven his credentials as a scribe with a unique talent of translating fact-laden books into thrilling scripts, with works like Charlie Wilson's War as well as Moneyball, for which he earned another Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay this year. He is also the creator of critically acclaimed political drama The West Wing, which aired from 1999 to 2006.
Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal said: "There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we're confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing."
The film, which will be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography Steve Jobs, is not to be mistaken as another film that has Ashton Kutcher in the leading role.
Sources: Variety and indieWIRE
Published May 16 2012