Development of a new film to adapt the popular biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson has been underway over at Sony Pictures for a short while now. As most would know the Apple executive (amongst many other things) passed away in early October 2011.
Walter Isaacson’s book was published in late October 2011 and was based on interviews with Jobs, as well as various people involved in his personal and professional life. It has now been announced by Sony Pictres that Aaron Sorkin has been contracted to write the film.
Sorkin’s recent writing credits include the films ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’, ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Moneyball’. All of which delivered excellent scripts, particularly 2010’s ‘The Social Network’, which received an academy award in the field of best adapted screenplay.
Sorkin is a brilliant choice for the biopic, his attention to detail and the quality of writing will no doubt find fertile ground to explore through the life of Steve Jobs. The Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures had this to say on the announcement;
Steve Jobs story is unique, he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time.
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 release of the film will still be a ways off at this stage, but with Sorkin onboard it’s shaping up to be a must see film.