Sony Choosing Aaron Sorkin to Write the Steve Jobs Movie?

Earlier this month, we posted that Sony Pictures wanted rights to make a movie about Steve Jobs. They were going to do it based on the  Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography. We now have news that Sony was viewed as being a good fit for the film. This was due to their successful film “The Social Network” which they released and was  the story of Facebook.

Aaron Sorkin was the writer behind the film “The Social Network”, who is the great mind also behind “A Few Good Men”, “The West Wing”, and “Moneyball”. We have read on The LA Times that Sony is yet again intending to team up with Sorkin for their Steve Jobs movie.

Sony is moving forward with the Steve Jobs project and are basing the movie on Isaccson’s book and another writer, whom we have been told is Aaron Sorkin, however Sony have not publicly announced this yet. We have been told that the writing is still considering the prospect but has not yet made any decision on the matter. However, Sony have refused to comment on whether the writer will be taking part in the project.
Jobs in the past was in contact with Sorkin as he wanted him to write a film for Pixar, but Sorkin declined the offer because he did not think he could  make inanimate objects talk.

STEVE: Once you make them talk they won’t be inanimate.

ME: The truth is I don’t know how to tell those stories. I have a young kid who loves Pixar movies and she’ll turn cartwheels if I tell her I’m writing one and I don’t want to disappoint her by writing the only bad movie in the history of Pixar.

There is no timeline  that has been set for the Jobs movie just yet, and nothing has been heard of the casting obviously. However, we do know that the former ER actor Noah Wyle has expressed his interest in playing the role of Steve Jobs in the movie.

Are you kidding? I would give my eye teeth, in the heartbeat, of a New York minute. There are certain roles you wish you could tackle over and over again. That’s one for me.

To get your Steve Jobs biography click here.

Via Macrumors

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