Sony Pictures has signed off on a big screen adaptation of Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Job’s authorised biography.
Aaron Sorkin, the man tasked with with translating Walter Isaacson’s best-selling book into celluloid is no stranger to tech stories either. He wrote the screenplay for The Social Network, for which the Hollywood veteran picked up an Oscar.
In a statement to the press, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal explained why Sorkin had been picked:
“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. 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 polarising.”
Unfortunately for fans desperate for a realistic-looking young Jobs, Ashton Kutcher won’t starring in this film. The project he’s associated with is an indy flick with a budget of around US$5-million.