Universal Officially Grabs Steve Jobs Biopic with Michael Fassbender

November 25, 2014
Source: THR

Michael Fassbender

About a week ago, Sony Pictures suddenly dropped development of the Steve Jobs biopic, a project that didn't stick with director David Fincher or star Christian Bale (twice). But at the time the project was dropped, Slumdog Miillionaire director Danny Boyle and acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender were attached to the project. Thankfully, THR reports the two talents are still with the project which has now officially been picked up by Universal Pictures for about $30 million. Not bad for an Aaron Sorkin scripted drama about one of the most well-known innovators of our time. Stay tuned to for any updates.

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  • ragethorn
    I don't care for watching a biopic based on a man who caused the epidemic of people staring at their phones on dates.
    • It's the product worship that scares me a little about Apple, which has a big part to do with Jobs. (As I type on my iMac).
  • Rock n Rollllll
    No doubt Michael Fassbender can do anything he puts his mind to but honestly, does anyone really care about this anymore after that whole debacle of getting this off the ground?! I think not.
    • Phoebus Beetle
      Danny Boyle and Michael Fassbender are now responsible for it as opposed to Joshua Stern and Ashton Kutcher. Do you see the difference here?
      • Rock n Rollllll
        I no doubt see the difference but my argument is i stopped caring once Fincher let this go.
  • Nielsen700
    Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin and Michael Fassbender. I mean, what's not to love here?
    • Bo
      Both Danny Boyle and Michael Fassbender...the 'acclaimed' actor. To me Boyle's a hack and Fassbender, although talented just doesn't fit for me in this part. I think this thing is gonna be a stinker!
      • Yeah, the director of 'Trainspotting' and 'Sunshine' is a "hack"! :-/
        • Bo
          Yep, a hack. And as Phoebus Beetle stated's all opinion based and I certainly prefer mine to yours or his; any day of the week! The Beach? Naive junk! Slumdog Millionaire? Simplistic sentimental nonsense for the masses! 28 Days Later...a zombie movie so need I say more? All this my opinion which I shall hold to regardless if you think I've not the right to because it differs from yours. Righto cherio?
      • Phoebus Beetle
        It's opinion based, but I personally think Danny Boyle is awesome. Trainspotting, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, and 127 Hours. I loved them all. Aaron Sorkin is a great writer (but he seriously needs the right director and I believe Boyle is that), and Michael Fassbender is a versatile actor (he can play almost anything he wants in the vain of Gary Oldman, but not quite is great)
        • Bo
          It is opinion based, thank you sir! I'm glad you like Boyle's work and appreciate your being able to state as such with such passion. Excellent!
  • Jorrell Mcdaniel
    It`ll take a while for me to get over the fact that we`ll never see a David fincher/ Aaron Sorkin, steve jobs film. It would have been INCREDIBLE. However. Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin and Michael Fassbender? Holy fuck.
    • JO89
      seriously would have been a classic just like social network. The studio should have just shelled out the 10 million to fincher. he is worth it
  • John Doe
    Didn't we already get a Steve Jobs biopic already, tho? The hell is the point of another?




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