David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin had a lot of success teaming up for The Social Network, with the latter winning an Oscar for his work on the film. Not long after that movie was released it was revealed that Aaron Sorkin had been hired to write a biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s semi-official biography.
Sorkin has taken a long time getting it right (he started writing it around the same time a rival biopic starring Ashton Kutcher was announced, which has already been and gone from cinemas), but now it seems he’s ready to movie forward as THR reports that Davis Fincher is in early talks to reteam with Sorking and direct the movie.
Walter Isaacson’s book is,”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.
‘At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
‘Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
‘Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.’
Last November Sorkin revealed that the movie will be based around of three half-hour speeches, taking place just before the Apple head announced the Mac, NeXT, and the original iPod. It’s possible the structure may have changed, and that as well as the speeches we’ll get to see footage of what he’s talking about, showing us his life beyond the corporate showfloor.
It’s not known when it will shoot.
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