Who better than West Wing creator, and Social Network screen writer Aaron Sorkin to bring Steve Jobs story to the big screen?
According to the New York Times, Sorkin has finally committed to the project, after expressing interest in it last fall, in which will write a screenplay adaptation Walter Isaacson’s best selling biography of Jobs.
CNET reported Sony’s official statement: “Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time,” co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal said. “There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”
The Jobs biopic is a continual source of excitement and speculation within the Apple-philic blogosphere. As we have previously reported, another Jobs biopic, tentatively titled Jobs: Get Inspired will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Ashton Kutcher is rumored to be the choice for Jobs in this film, while Josh Gad, famed for his appearance in The Book of Mormon will play Steve Wozniak.
How will Sorkin’s version compare with Stern’s? Apple fans will undoubtedly have to see both. With Sorkin at the helm, one thing is certain: we can expect plenty of scenes with Jobs and Woz in “walk and talk” mode.