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Fincher Goes from Facebook to Apple with Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

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February 26, 2014
Source: Variety

David Fincher & Aaron Sorkin

After delivering the fantastic Best Picture nominee The Social Network, chronicling the founding of Facebook, David Fincher is now moving onto a new project following another tech giant. Variety has word that Fincher is in early talks to direct Aaron Sorkin's developing untitled biopic on Apple founder Steve Jobs. If that team-up wasn't good enough, producer Scott Rudin is also on board the film based on Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs, which was picked up by Sony Pictures all the way back in 2011. Sorking finally finished the script earlier this year and the studio is anxious to get the project moving. More below!

With a script from Sorkin and direction from Fincher, this will undoubtedly be the superior film about Steve Jobs, especially following the hollow and middling Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher last year. Previously, Sorkin had revealed that the film would consist of basically three long scenes, each taking place before the reveal of one of Apple's product launches. The products will be the Mac, NeXT and the iPod. We're not sure how much can be revealed if the entire film takes place before each of these three events, so we imagine there will be flashbacks, but we can't be sure.

Production would begin later this year after Fincher has completed Gone Girl for release in October. Of course, Fincher has flirted with projects before and then fallen away from them. But considering how well Fincher worked with Sorkin's fantastic script for The Social Network, we just might be looking at another Best Picture nominee in the making. Stay tuned for anymore updates. Sound good?

UPDATE: The Wrap reports David Fincher isn't officially in talks yet, but is taking a meeting to discuss the possibility with Sony, producer Scott Rudin and writer Aaron Sorkin. Fincher is picky, so he might not end up taking the material, but we'll see what happens.

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  • Alex Williams
    Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
    • Neuromancer
      I have nothing more to add.
  • dawko
    Finally!!!
  • http://www.munkicloud.net/ MUNKICLOUD
    Woot!
  • onelegmatt
    "Sorking" Ha!
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Nice! I didnt think Joshua Stern's Jobs movie was a very good portrayal of Steve Jobs background and success, plus I dont think Ashton Kutcher is a good actor.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Why? Are power of Fincher coming from such genre and movies? Are social network a triumph? for me : NO , I'm die hard fan of 7 & Fight Club. I like Zodiac. I prefer Girl with Dragon Tattoo sequel for him.
  • DavideCoppola
    I just hope it's not another apple propaganda film and I like apple products, but who needs that?
  • Fidel Reyes
    Fingers crossed/
  • DAVIDPD
    Sorking and Fincher go together like peas and carrots.
  • http://www.roamandthink.com/ Quanah
    This is great news. Fantastic team. I can't wait to see a spellbinding, moving, motivating movie about Steve Jobs.
  • Chuckee Knowlton
    Normally I am optimistic when ANYTHING coming out of Hollywood that isn't a remake or superhero movie gets announced. But this just confirms my feeling that there are NO stories left to be told. It's all been done before, there is nothing else out there. Fincher had such potential a few movies back. Now, he's become one of the worst hacks in the business.
    • dawko
      What the heck are you talking about?
      • Chuckee Knowlton
        Hmmmm, a commenter on First Showing who needs my comment explained to them. Wow, I'm shocked!
  • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
    I have already seen enough garbage about old jobs, I am not gonna see yet another one! The facebook movie sucked! All i could think was who gives a crap about this nonsense!

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