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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:40 am
Mac Rumours wrote:Aaron Sorkin Completes Screenplay for Isaacson-Based Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the movie based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, has completed his screenplay and submitted it to Sony, according to Variety. Sorkin -- who is well known for his work on The West Wing and The Social Network, was tapped to write the script back in the spring of 2012.

Later that year, Sorkin revealed that he was planning to have the movie take place across three 30-minute scenes, with each scene taking place behind the scenes of a major product launch. He mentioned the launches of the original Mac, the NeXT cube, and the iPod, but it is not known if Sorkin has kept to that plan.

Sorkin has said that biographies have a natural "cradle-to-grave structure" that is very difficult to overcome, but that he was hoping to write something more unique with the Steve Jobs film. The Sorkin/Isaacson/Sony project is entirely separate from the Ashton Kutcher-led film that was released in 2013.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:21 am
Seriously? Another one? I do like Aaron Sorkin's work (The West Wing, mainly) but do we need to be imbroiled with Steve Job biopics every couple years? Wasn't the one with Jobs movie with Ashton Kutcher bad enough? ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:29 pm
why does everyone think the Ashton one was bad?! what, because he has a history of comedy roles?!

why not make another one, what ever was left out of 'Jobs' can be added to this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:11 pm
Actually if you look back to the jOBS thread you'll see that I was posting articles for this version until the one with Ashton Kutcher picked up steam. Both versions were in development at the same time, this one is taking longer is all.

I still think 'Pirates of Silicon Valley' is better but Ashton Kutcher really made sure Steve was alive in that film.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:54 pm
Worst Previews wrote:David Fincher May Direct Steve Jobs Biopic

David Fincher is the director of "The Social Network," about Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook company. Now comes word that Fincher is in talks to take on another tech billionaire, Steve Jobs.

The film is based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder, which has been adapted by Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, who worked with Fincher on "The Social Network."

The story of Jobs' life was already turned into a film, called "JOBS," starring Ashton Kutcher. It's considered a failure, having grossed only $35 million at the worldwide box office. But Sorkin's version is a more high-profile project and even has Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak participating as a consultant.

Back in 2012, Sorkin revealed that the "entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only. That all take place in real time. There will be no time cuts and each will take place before a product launch. Backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:07 am
Mac Rumours wrote:Christian Bale Top Choice to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic Written by Aaron Sorkin

Director David Fincher, who is in talks to direct the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic based on Water Isaacson’s biography, is hoping to cast Christian Bale in the leading role as Steve Jobs, reports TheWrap.

Though Fincher has not yet officially signed on to direct the film, he has allegedly said that he will take on the project if Christian Bale plays Steve Jobs. Bale has not been approached about the possible role, but he has reportedly been a front runner for the position due to his undeniable resemblance to Jobs.

"While Steve Jobs is a long way from Batman, Bale has been considered a prime contender to play the tech superhero since the project was first announced due to his physical resemblance to the Apple co-founder.

Bale has not been approached to play Jobs yet, as the actor is taking a step away from the business to spend time with his family now that he has wrapped the role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s "Exodus," which is expected to have him back in the awards conversation after "American Hustle."

David Fincher, who may direct the yet unnamed biopic, was the director behind The Social Network, another Silicon Valley-based film that won three Academy Awards and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Sorkin completed the script for the upcoming Jobs movie back in January, and the film is said to take place across three continuous 30-minute scenes at three different Jobs-led product launches.

The movie, which is still in the casting stages, has no set launch date at the current time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:04 pm
Worst Previews wrote:David Fincher to be Replaced on Steve Jobs Biopic Due to Unreasonable Requests

It was recently reported that David Fincher was in talks to direct the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is written by Aaron Sorkin. At the time, Fincher said that the only way he'll do the project is if Christian Bale will play the lead role. Apparently there were many other requests that will likely result in him losing the job.

According to THR, the helmer wants Sony Pictures to give him $10 million upfront and hand over control over marketing. A source close to the studio said his request is "ridiculous," adding: "You're not doing 'Transformers' here. You're not doing 'Captain America.' This is quality — it's not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front."

And this isn't the first time he's requested control over marketing. Back in 2011, Sony allowed him considerable input into the marketing of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," including honoring his request to use the tagline "The feel bad movie of Christmas" in its campaign. Fincher also had the studio create metal, razor-blade-shaped posters for the film that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce but were not suitable for display in theaters.

At this point, Sony isn't interested in working with Fincher and is looking for his replacement, but that could change if the director is willing to compromise.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:06 pm
Worst Previews wrote:Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks for Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) has been working on a Steve Jobs biopic for a few years. It was recently revealed that David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club) was interested in directing the film as long as he could get Christian Bale to star.

Then came news that Sony Pictures broke negotiations with Fincher after the director started making unreasonable demands. And while it was still possible that those negotiations would one day continue, THR just learned that the studio moved on and is now in talks with Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio to star.

Boyle and DiCaprio previously worked together on "The Beach."

DiCaprio as Steve Jobs... Interesting. I don't see it.

How about Kermit the frog as Bill Gates :lol: :lol: :

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:10 pm
Collider wrote:Leonardo DiCaprio Exits Steve Jobs Biopic; Wishlist Now Includes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

It appears that Leonardo DiCaprio and his The Beach director Danny Boyle won’t be reteaming after all. It had looked like the duo might be working together again on Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, as news broke earlier this year that DiCaprio was being eyed to star as Boyle entered the director’s chair. The project has been a high priority for Sony since they received Aaron Sorkin’s script, and early on they entered preliminary conversations with David Fincher about taking the helm. That prospect didn’t work out and Boyle subsequently signed on, and the hope was that this would be DiCaprio’s next project after he wraps The Revenant with director Alejandro González Iñárritu. However, word comes today that DiCaprio has opted to bow out of the project altogether.

Per THR, DiCaprio has decided against taking on the role of Steve Jobs in Sony’s untitled biopic, opting not to shoot this ambitious project directly after The Revenant, which is also an ambitious undertaking all its own as DiCaprio plays an 1820s frontiersman who seeks revenge with Iñárritu shooting the whole thing in sequence. Instead, DiCaprio apparently plans to take a lengthy break from acting after The Revenant—though he just recently took about a year off after shooting The Great Gatsby, Django Unchained, and The Wolf of Wall Street back-to-back-to-back.

Sorkin’s script for the Jobs biopic is quite unusual, as the entire film is made up of only three scenes that take place in real time. They are separately set before the launch of the Mac, before the launch of NeXT, and before the launch of the iPod, using these products as a unique way to break from the cradle-to-grave structure of most biopics. Whoever signs on will have quite the challenge in capturing the essence of Jobs in just three 30-minute segments.

With DiCaprio out of the picture, Sony is aiming high for his replacement. They’re still reportedly keen on Christian Bale, who was Fincher’s choice to lead the project, and their wish list also includes Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper. Affleck seems an unlikely choice as he just entered talks to star in The Accountant before he shoots his next directorial effort, Live by Night, but Damon and Cooper seem like viable options.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see what becomes of this Jobs biopic and though Boyle wouldn’t be my first choice to take on this kind of story, I’m a massive Aaron Sorkin fan so I have quite a bit of faith in the project. We should hear more word on the casting front soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:13 am
Collider wrote:Christian Bale in Talks to Play Steve Jobs for Director Danny Boyle; Will Delay DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY

It appears that the first actor that was mentioned in connection with Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic may be the one that comes away with the role. David Fincher was initially flirting with the idea of reteaming with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on the project, but the filmmaker would reportedly only sign on if Christian Bale played the genius innovator. Fincher’s deal with Sony never materialized and he walked away from the project, with Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire helmer Danny Boyle subsequently signing on to direct. Another reteaming started to bubble as Leonardo DiCaprio considered signing on to the project, but we recently learned that he opted to depart due to the short amount of time he would have to prepare after wrapping The Revenant.

While names like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were mentioned as possible replacements, things have come full circle as Bale is currently in negotiations to take on the role.

THR reports that Sony is beginning negotiations with Bale to lead the untitled Steve Jobs biopic. Bale was looking to take on the role of Travis McGee in Fox’s The Deep Blue Good-By as his next project, but when Fox started trying to include sequel options in his contract, he balked. Bale’s deal is still being worked out for Deep Blue Goodbye but it will take more time than previously thought, and so now he intends to shoot the Steve Jobs film before diving into Deep Blue Good-By.

The Steve Jobs movie will be a curious one, as Aaron Sorkin has written a uniquely structured screenplay made up of only three 30-minute scenes all set right before three major product launches. The products that will be featured are The Mac, NeXT, and the iPod. These scenes will play out in real time, and so Bale has quite a challenge ahead of him. The guy’s kind of insanely talented, though, so I imagine he’ll blow us all away with his portrayal of Jobs when the film finally hits theaters.

This project has been in the works at Sony for some time now, and they have to be relieved to finally have their star and director. Fincher has always had a knack for casting, and though he’s not involved with the Steve Jobs project anymore, I’d say the guy deserves some credit for the idea of casting Bale in the lead. I’m very curious to see what Boyle does with this film, though. I liked Trance more than most and the 28 Days Later filmmaker has a knack for ambitious visuals, so marrying that to Sorkin’s script—which is essentially a play—should make for a fascinating combination.
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