In the beginning of October, Sony Pictures acquired rights for a movie to Walter Isaacsons authorized biography of Steve Jobs in adapting the story to be seen on the big screen. It was viewed by Sony as a good solution as being a film. As Columbia Pictures created a good movie out of the whole Facebook situation, with last year’s box-office release of The Social Network.
The screenplay writer from The Social Network was Aaron Sorkin, who became famous for his work in his work of A Few Good Men and The West Wing, and last but not least Moneyball. The Los Angeles Times says Sony is again now trying to pair up with Sorkin for the screenplay on Steve Jobs movie.
Sony is moving forward with a Steve Jobs movie based on Isaacson’s book. And one of the writers being courted by producers to pen his story, according to a person who was briefed on the project but not authorized to speak about it publicly, is Aaron Sorkin, Hollywood’s chronicler-in-chief of the complicated visionary.
The “Moneyball” and “Social Network” writer was said by the person to be considering the prospect but had made no decisions. Sony and a Sorkin representative declined to comment on the writer’s potential involvement.
Sorkin and Jobs didn’t actually have a history with each other previously, since Jobs did try to convince Sorkin to write a film for Pixar, which a proposal Sorkin refused because “he didn’t think he could make animated characters 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 a timeline for the Job’s movie in the potential of creating it, but it has not “firmed up” yet, casting is not all organized yet. ER star Noah Wyle, whom played a Job’s in the 1999 made-for-TV film Pirates of Silicon Valley, showed his interest in taking the role in this 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.
Steve Job’s biography book writer Walter Isaacson, is experiencing quite strong pre-orders for the early sales of the book, and is getting close to the top of Amazon’s list of top-selling books both digitally and physical copies for 2011, which is currently ranked at #12.
In my own opinion, I loved “The Social Network”, as it had really good acting in it, and with a writer of screenplay that good, being paired up with another screenplay champ, they can both work together to make an even more awesome movie I believe. Though I still have not seen my biography on Jimmy Hendrix yet… like an actual movie with Lenny Kravitz playing Jimmy’s role.. come on!!!.