Sony taps Aaron Sorkin to write screenplay for Steve Jobs film

By , May 15, 2012

Sony’s biopic of late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs is shaping up to be quite a film — much better than the indie flick that Ashton Kutcher is starring in.

Not only does the studio own the rights to Jobs’ widely-popular biography, but Variety is reporting that it has just tapped Aaron Sorkin to write the script for the movie…

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Sorkin is the brilliant mind behind Sony’s Academy Award-winning film, The Social Network. The story, based on the early days of Facebook, won Sorkin ‘Best Adapted Screenplay.’

Here’s what Sony had to say about the announcement:

“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: He was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time, but of all time. 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.”

Now all Sony has to do is get itself a good production crew, and it’ll be set. Oh yeah, and pick a star to play Steve Jobs.

Any suggestions?

[9to5Mac]

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  • http://twitter.com/thegabrielk Gabriel K

    so let me get this straight. there’s going to be not one, but two different films from different companies about the same guy? i mean, steve jobs is cool, but you don’t really need two different movies for him… ( ._.) just my two cents.

  • Jeri Cho

    Definitely not Ashton Kucher. He’s portrayed himself in the 70′s guy as one that was very stupid that I can’t imagine him plays Steve Jobs. Much like expecting Woody Harrelson to act as a smart guy after watching “Cheers”.

    Only if Tom Cruise is tall, he will be the best actor to portray Steve Jobs, very charismatic and seemingly very intelligent.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JFDZXSTUH2HWGIM6NSZX66KWA Kurt

      steve jobs wasn’t very charismatic…he was bland and dull (but compared to tim cook he was charismatic haha). Apple’s products are charismatic in themselves though ;)

  • http://twitter.com/sivkai Siv

    Noah Wyle all the way! He looks exactly like the young Steve Jobs and is a much better actor than that douche Ashton Kutcher.

  • Jeri Cho

    Thank you for sharing the link. Ever since I saw documentary about Nikola Tesla, it kept me wondering if free energy was ever materialized, what would become of our world today. Surely it will be the Greenest World we ever inherited. Thanks to CAPITALISM for killing the intention and invention.