Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Sony Courting Aaron Sorkin To Write The Developing Steve Jobs Biopic

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 25, 2011 at 1:12AM

Too obvious? Aaron Sorkin, the Academy Award winning pen behind "The Social Network" and Emmy honored scribe of "The West Wing," and no stranger to portraits of larger than life figures in positions of power, is being sought to pen the gestating Steve Jobs biopic reports 24 Frames.
2


Too obvious? Aaron Sorkin, the Academy Award winning pen behind "The Social Network" and Emmy honored scribe of "The West Wing," and no stranger to portraits of larger than life figures in positions of power, is being sought to pen the gestating Steve Jobs biopic reports 24 Frames.

It's barely been three weeks since the death of the Apple CEO and technology titan, the wheels are already turning on a movie about his life. About 48 hours after he died, Sony optioned the rights to “Steve Jobs,” the biography penned by Walter Isaacson that was initially set for release next year, but was fast tracked and is in bookstores today. Shortly after that in a remembrance of Jobs penned by Sorkin, the writer recalled that the Pixar co-founder once asked him to write a movie for the animation studio. When Sorkin worried about being able to write for inanimate objects, Jobs reassured him that, “Once you make them talk, they won’t be inanimate.” Given the Facebook movie, and his friendly association with Jobs, the connect-the-dots work is pretty easy to follow and it's clear why the studio wants him.

But we wonder if Sorkin is the best man for the job. Granted, it's still just an idea floating out there and it may not even come to pass, but Sorkin has already done the Silicon Valley thing (to some degree) with "The Social Network" but we'd almost feel better with someone who can approach the life of Steve Jobs objectively to take on the writing duties. While he was a fearless innovator, Jobs was also known for being ruthless, rude and arrogant. There is no doubt that Jobs' life is made for the big screen, but if it wants to be honest, it will need a balanced approach to the man who changed the way we work, listen to music, watch movies and communicate in general. So while we wait to see how this unfolds, check out the extended interview with Isaacson from "60 Minutes" below. It's pretty fascinating stuff.

This article is related to: Film Studios, Aaron Sorkin, Sony


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates