Published on October 26th, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia0
Sony in talks with Aaron Sorkin for Scripting the Steve Jobs Movie
Aaron Sorkin, an Academy Award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright who wrote the screenplay of The Social Network, might be on a process to transition the life of Steve Jobs into a Movie, based on the biography written by Walter Isaacson.
Few days after the death of the co-founder of Apple, Sony took over the rights of the biography written by the former editor of Time magazine and CNN, Walter Isaacson.
And now, according to the reports of LA Times, Sony has set eyes on Aaron Sorkin to turn the authorized biography of Jobs into a film script. In any case, negotiations are at an early stage and nothing yet disclosed. Neither the producer nor the writer wanted to say anything about it.
For Sony, the creator of The West Wing would be a safe choice. Aaron Sorkin is the one who has written screenplays for Malice, A Few Good Men and Charlie Wilson’s War. Furthermore, he was the one who made a Movie on Facebook, a daring film with the script for The Social Network, an script that earned him an Oscar.
In fact, according to Sorkin, Jobs approached him to write a script for Pixar but he rejected the offer saying he could not “make inanimate objects to talk.” Now writing the script for the film about the founder of Pixar could serve as a tribute.