Universal Pictures: We’ve Acquired the Steve Jobs Film from Sony

Last week it was rumoured Sony Pictures was ready to sell their Steve Jobs film to Universal Pictures, and now the latter has confirmed they have indeed adopted the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

A deal has been reached to bring the film about the Apple co-founder — which Danny Boyle is to direct from a script by Aaron Sorkin — to Universal, a studio spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. According to sources, the project had been shopped with a price tag of more than $30 million.

The rumoured price tag for the movie was over $30 million, according to unnamed sources speaking to The Hollywood Reporter. The Jobs film will be directed by Danny Boyle, with the script written by Aaron Sorkin.

German-born Irish actor Michael Fassbender is said to star as Steve Jobs, in a movie which Sorkin previously noted will not be depicted as ‘cradle to the grave’, but rather three separate 30-minute scenes detailing the iconic product launches given by Jobs. No timeline was given on the film’s production schedule but this might be the one Jobs film to watch.