Last month it was reported that Sony Pictures had reportedly approached writer Aaron Sorkin about writing a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. And we talked about why Sorkin, who knew Jobs, might not necessarily want to take on the assignment.
But in a new interview with the E! Online, Sorkin, who won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network, his film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, stated –
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.
He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker. He’s probably inspired [my 11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he’s inspired me… she plays with all his toys.
Sony is developing the film having paid a reported $1 million for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s best selling biography of the late technology innovator. Sorkin stated that while he hasn’t made a decision about the job he has been reading Isaacson’s book as research. And while I previously thought that Sorkin’s acquaintance with Sorkin could possibly pass on the project, it does sound as if he may take it on after all.