'Social Network' Director David Fincher in Talks to Helm Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Biopic

David FincherDirector David Fincher is in talks to direct the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's biography, claims The Hollywood Reporter. Sorkin last month completed the script for the film, which is said to take place across three 30-minute scenes at three Jobs-led product launches.

Fincher has experience with broad-appeal Silicon Valley films after his Oscar-winning turn with the The Social Network -- also written by Sorkin -- which won three Academy Awards and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Like Zuckerberg, Jobs was a complicated visionary who became a polarizing figure. Under Jobs' watch, Apple revolutionized several business, including personal computers, music, computer-generated animation and mobile phones. In the process, he became known as one of the greatest innovators of his generation. At the same time, he was unapologetic about his difficult personality, was at one point ousted at Apple and was criticized for the harsh treatment of workers in China who assembled Apple products.

Among Fincher's other directing credits include Fight Club, Panic Room, the American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and several others.

With Sorkin wrapping the screenplay, Sony's next step will be to sign on a director and then move forward on casting, as no actors are known to be in talks for any roles. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is working as a consultant on the film, which has no potential release date yet.

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ck2875 Avatar
134 months ago
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is working as a consultant on the film, which has no potential release date yet.

I feel like Wozniak is only consulting so he doesn't end up being portrayed by someone looking like this in the film:

Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Patriot24 Avatar
134 months ago
I have said many times that Tom Cruise is a great choice for the role. He has similar impassioned mannerisms (the smile...) and a sharp speaking style that would fit well with Steve.

If you've seen the way that Tom looked in 'Collateral' with the scruffy beard, you can better start to envision how he'd look as Jobs:



Aside from all that, it would lend the necessary star power to the film to make people flock in droves.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3N16MA Avatar
134 months ago
Oh . my . god. Another SJ movie that will garner a hundred front page posts... and likely turn out to be another flop.

Image (http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2013/WRN/081313-Jobs-623.jpg)

A film about Steve Jobs being written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher deserves front page posts. I seriously doubt it will flop and should not be put in the same category as Ashton Kutcher.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macintologist Avatar
134 months ago
The only way Steve Jobs will be properly represented is through an HBO series, which would allow for long conversations, character development, and not feeling rushed through things.

If Game of Thrones were forced into a 2 hour movie, it would suck.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikethebigo Avatar
134 months ago
Image (http://merekristianity.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/anchorman1.jpg)

Now just get this guy to play Steve Jobs.. :)

"I'm Steve Jobs?"

Dammit who put a question mark on the teleprompter?!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaronhead14 Avatar
134 months ago
This is the best news ever....
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)