The rights to the life of Steve Jobs were snapped up by Sony right after he passed away, but it certainly didn’t stop another Jobs biopic, which starred Ashton Kutcher, from being rushed into production. While that version didn’t do well, Aaron Sorkin wrote a script for the Sony version, and now David Fincher may be directing.
Multiple movies with similar subjects that go head to head with each other are a common phenomenon in Hollywood.
Ever since the life story rights of Steve Jobs were acquired by Sony, Aaron Sorkin, the writer for The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network, was the studio’s number one choice to pen the script.
Aaron Sorkin, like any top A-list screenwriter in Hollywood, is clearly a busy man.
Writing about Steve Jobs would be a dream gig for any A-list screenwriter, right?
As you've probably seen by now, there's reports everywhere right now about the independent biopic of Steve Jobs, entitled JOBS, complete with pictures of Ashton Kutcher made up like the late Apple visionary.
As you may recall, when Steve Jobs passed away last year the rights to his life story were quickly snapped up by Sony, with the hopes that Aaron Sorkin would write the screenplay.
It wasn't long after Steve Jobs passed away that there was speculation his life would be turned into a film.