The Academy Award winning writer, Aaron Sorkin, has confirmed he was asked by Sony to write a biopic about Steve Jobs in an interview with E! Online:
“Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering.
Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages…It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
Sorkin won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in the hit movie The Social Network. He praised Steve Jobs as a great entrepreneur, artist and thinker, and noted his young daughter was inspired by Steve as she ‘plays with all his toys’.
To tackle yet another Silicon Valley mogul would add to the writer’s resume. He last wrote the script for Moneyball, and one of my favourites from years back, A Few Good Men (which you can watch for free with Crackle). Considering the success he had with The Social Network, Sorkin seems destined to be ‘the guy’ people want to take on the mammoth task of putting Steve Jobs’ life to the silver screen.
If it’s not Sorkin, who else would be up for the job?