Watch out Ashton Kutcher, there’s another Steve Jobs movie in town, and if history is any indication, it’s a safe bet that this one is gonna be a helluva lot better than yours.
Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced that Aaron Sorkin, the master screenwriter behind A Few Good Men, The Social Network and a whole lot more will be writing a screen adaptation of Walter Isaccson’s wildly popular Steve Jobs biography.
“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time,” Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal explained. “There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”
Indeed, there’s no doubt that Sorkin has the requisite chops. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network and his resume is replete with Grade-A quality and critically acclaimed works such as The West Wing and Moneyball. Say what you will about the job Isaccson did on Jobs’ biography, but let there be no doubt that Sorkin is more qualified than any other screenwriter I can think of to capture the complexity and controversial nature of a man like Steve Jobs.
The movie is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady. Thus far, no actors have been pegged for the role of Steve Jobs, but it’d be nice to see Noah Wyle reprise his role as Jobs once again.