Aaron Sorkin Rumored to Direct Steve Jobs’ Biopic

There is no better way to solidify a person’s immortality more than a biographical movie about their life. As we have learned from the best-selling book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Apple’s most beloved CEO wanted nothing more out of life than to be immortalized. His wish may come true very soon.

Unnamed sources have told the L.A. Times that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a biography based on Isaacson’s book and that Aaron Sorkin is in line to write the adaptation.

Sorkin is well-known for his penchant for biopics. He penned “Moneyball,” “The Social Network” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He seems to have a knack for telling the story of eccentric geniuses and would fit well with the telling of Jobs’ eternal enlightenment-seeking life.

According to the L.A. Times, Sorkin knew Jobs personally, and may feel conflicted about making the movie about his life, especially if that movie is going to show the iconic figure as a moody, mean and existing in a “Reality Distortion Field.”

No matter who will officially write the script or what other rumors will unfold during the production of the movie, it is clear that it will be popular. The same day that Isaacson’s book went on sale, it hit the number one best seller list for both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

[via L.A. Times]

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