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