A few weeks ago, it was announced that Sony got the rights to make a movie out of Walter Isaacson’s official biography on Steve Jobs. The latest news on the Steve Jobs biopic is that Aaron Sorkin, the scriptwriter who wrote the award-winning The Social Network is being offered the project.
Sorkin is reportedly very interested in the project and “strongly considering” the project. Sorkin revealed that he is still thinking about the project and considering a lot of factors. He said the movie is going to be big and acknowledges – quite humbly – that the movie will be an awesome one regardless of the writer who eventually bags the project.
Sorkin’s optimism about how successful and great the proposed Jobs biopic will be is quite justified. In just six days after the release of “Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography”, more than 379,000 copies of the book were sold – and that’s just in the United States.
Sorkin is a great choice as the scriptwriter for the Jobs. He was instrumental in the success of The Social Network, which would spiritually be in the same vein as Jobs’ movie – a biopic about a man deeply involved in technology. But more than that, Sorkin does have a personal connection with Jobs. Sorkin has actually spoken with Jobs a number of times and at one point he was supposed to write a script for Jobs’ wildly successfully 3D animation outfit, Pixar.
Whatever happens to the project, it is almost sure that it is going to be one of the most hotly anticipated movies to be release in the future.