Aaron Sorkin Confirmed to Adapt 'Steve Jobs' Biography for New Film
by Ethan Anderton
May 15, 2012
After it was said last fall that Sony Pictures wanted The Social Network and A Few Good Men scribe Aaron Sorkin to adapt Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography Steve Jobs about the late, iconic Apple and Pixar co-founder, it sounds like the studio's dream has come true. An official press release from Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures, and Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures has announced that Sorkin will indeed adapt the book for a big screen biopic. But the question is just how soon the film will come together in the wake of Ashton Kutcher's indie biopic Jobs, which is already in production. More below!
As we've pointed out before, one of the more interesting articles that surfaced after the passing of Jobs involved a conversation the Apple chief once had with Sorkin about writing a screenplay chronicling the founding of Pixar. The writer just didn't think he could pull it off since he couldn't "make inanimate objects talk." Of course, Pixar, and the rise of the animation studio itself, might very well be included in this new biopic depending on just how much of Jobs life and achivements ends up on display in theaters.
Pascal know Sorkin is the right man for the job to honor Jobs' life saying, "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." As Sorkin is responsible for some of my favorite films' screenplays, not to mention scripting "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," I couldn't be happier with this official update.