Will Social Network And Moneyball Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Write Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Will Social Network And Moneyball Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Write Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Aaron Sorkin’s one of the most respected names in screenwriting these days. Not only did he write The Social Network and Moneyball, but he’s also behind the fantastic series Sports Night and The West Wing.

Needless to say, then, Sorkin’s high on the list of people that Sony wants to write their upcoming bio pic of Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling bio. And apparently he’s really considering it.

Interesting, but I personally hope this is more Moneyball and less Social Network, which was a pretty flawed film.

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  • macgizmo

    There is absolutely no way they can make a compelling film of Steve Jobs’ long career – no matter who writes or stars in it. There’s just too much ground to cover for a 2 hour film.

  • mrjones11

    With it being a Sony film, we can expect a real hatchet job…

  • prof_peabody

    None of these biopics are anything approaching “art” or “drama.”  How could they be? How can anyone expect any kind of perspective on the man’s life when he hasn’t even been dead for a year? 

    It will be a serviceable dramatisation of the man’s life as we know it today.  Much like the Social Network did the same thing for the origins of Facebook.  Anyone who expects more will be disappointed.  

    If it gets even an Oscar nomination, it will be on the basis of Steve Jobs’ fame and nothing to do with the quality of the picture because how can a bio-pic be anything else?

  • djgrahamj

    I can’t believe anyone would let Sony anywhere near this. Apple butchered their MP3 player, phone, ultraportable and arguably traditional music sales businesses so how could they possibly claim to be unbiased?

  • Tempranos

    The Social Network was a great film… I understand if you think it had faults but to call it a flawed film is a purely subjective perspective.

  • Guest

    Stick to reviewing Apple products and not movies.

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