Update: The Hollywood Reporter now says Fincher is off the project.
The writer/director team behind Mark Zuckerberg movie The Social Network might just be teaming up again for the next Steve Jobs movie.
Writer Aaron Sorkin has been attached to the project for about two years, but now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that director David Fincher is in talks to direct the film, which is based on the bestselling Walter Isaacson biography.
Last month, we learned that Sorkin had turned in his script for the film to Sony.
The last time Sorkin and Fincher collaborated on a film about a tech company founder, it resulted in three Oscars and five additional nominations. Since then, Sorkin and Fincher have both contributed to noteworthy TV shows – HBO’s The Newsroom and Netflix’s House of Cards respectively. Additionally, Sorkin wrote Moneyball, and Fincher directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, which is in post-production.
Sorkin has indicated in the past that the structure of the Steve Jobs film would be divided up into three 30-minute scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s big product launches.
Like the Steve Jobs film, The Social Network was based on a nonfiction book, but Zuckerberg called the film “‘fiction”.
“I just think people have a lot of fiction,” he said. “But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”
Obviously Jobs won’t be able to defend himself for how he’s portrayed in the movie like Zuckerberg was, though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has not been shy about expressing his opinion of the previously released Jobs film.
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