Posted on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
The Oscar-winning team behind The Social Network is taking on tech-reality once again. David Fincher is in early talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin.
Update: New reports say that Fincher isn’t yet in talks, but he’s taking a meeting about the film. Our headline has been changed to reflect his more tenuous status with the project. More details below.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the exciting news of this team up. Sorkin finished the script earlier this year and turned it into Sony. Unlike the Ashton Kutcher Jobs film, which was more of a straight biopic, this one centers on three keynote speeches: the first Mac, NeXT and the iPod. Sorkin drew from Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs, the only book Jobs officially authorized before his passing in 2011. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be a consultant on the film.
Fincher is currently completing Gone Girl, which hits theaters in October. He’s attached to direct the HBO pilot Utopia but other than that, if the deal goes through, Fincher could be directing this movie later this year.
Even before Fincher came on board, we were all curious about Sorkin’s take on Jobs. Now it’s been somehow elivated. How excited are you?
Update: The Wrap reports that Fincher is only taking a meeting about directing this film and that Sony wants him on board. But the director’s rep wouldn’t confirm or deny, and Sony says, according to the site, that Fincher’s involvement is a “rumor” that is “premature” and “not real” yet.