In the never ending saga of the Steve Jobs biopic, after a amajor casting snafu, the big, pimpin’ Jobs film, with a script by Aaron Sorkin, was put in “turnaround” at Sony, and will now apparently be made at Universal.
You knew a movie this big wouldn’t die out in development hell, and this all came together in less than a week after the movie stalled at Sony. (The Jobs biopic was pitched to studios as having a $30 million price-tag, which is very cheap by today’s standards for sure. Sorkin’s script is reportedly three scenes long, with each scene taking up half an hour, which we think could be a very bold way to tell the story of Steve.
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is on board to direct, and there’s still no word as to who will play Jobs after Christian Bale bailed out, although the current frontrunner is Michael Fassbinder.
The producers of the Jobs movie are hoping to make it quickly, and have it ready for awards season next year, which will be a little over a year from now. We’re not sure the Jobs movie will want to compete against Star Wars next December, but it could make good counter programming if they handle the release right.