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Will screenwriting maestro Aaron Sorkin get the (Steve) Job(s)?

10.25.2011by:

While SOCIAL NETWORK and MONEYBALL writer Aaron Sorkin felt somehow ill-equipped to take on a Pixar animated film at the behest of Steve Jobs, the A-list Hollywood screenwriter may now end up tackling the late Apple founder instead.

According to LA Times' 24 Frames, Sony is pushing forward with their Steve Jobs biopic, a film based on the just released Walter Isaacson biography Steve Jobs which the studio recently acquired. 24 Frames says that Sony is after Sorkin to write the film. A kind of obvious choice when you consider not only the writer's work on the Oscar-winning SOCIAL NETWORK (a Sony film to boot), but that he had also been acquainted with Jobs (he wrote a brief "In Memoriam" for Newsweek upon Jobs' passing).

Yay? Nay? The story of Steve Jobs is apparently something people really want right now and Sony seems keen on wanting to take advantage of this. Here's a rundown on Isaacson's book in case you missed it the last time:

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.

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2:55AM on 10/26/2011
too erly still..wait awhile otherwise people will think its a cash grab not just for hollywood but for apple also.
too erly still..wait awhile otherwise people will think its a cash grab not just for hollywood but for apple also.
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3:13PM on 10/25/2011

They Don't Seem To Waste Anytime

The man just died less than a month ago and studios are already rushing to make a quick buck. But I'm not going to lie, I'll enjoy seeing where this goes. If they get the right talent, which it appears like they are, then consider me in. I just wonder who they'll get to play Jobs.
The man just died less than a month ago and studios are already rushing to make a quick buck. But I'm not going to lie, I'll enjoy seeing where this goes. If they get the right talent, which it appears like they are, then consider me in. I just wonder who they'll get to play Jobs.
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8:47PM on 10/25/2011
The man had cancer. he knew he was going to die. The biography was authorized and they were probably thinking in terms of a biopic before he died.
The man had cancer. he knew he was going to die. The biography was authorized and they were probably thinking in terms of a biopic before he died.
8:05AM on 10/25/2011
If they bring back Noah Wyle, I'm all for it.
If they bring back Noah Wyle, I'm all for it.
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