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Director David Fincher may reteam with writer Aaron Sorkin for 'Steve Jobs' film

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David Fincher, the acclaimed director who was behind the camera for Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award winning "The Social Network," is said to be in talks to reteam for the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography.

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Fincher is currently engaged in early talks with studio Sony Pictures Entertainment to direct the upcoming film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If a deal is struck, Fincher would be reunited not only with Sorkin, but also with producer Scott Rudin, who also worked on "Social Network."

That film was loosely based on the true story of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, though Sorkin's script took numerous liberties to deviate from events as they happened.

Other films by Fincher over his illustrious career include "Se7en," "Fight Club," "Zodiac, and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Sorkin reportedly finished his "Jobs" script in January. The screenwriter has indicated that the film will consist of scenes that take place before the unveilings of three key products: the original Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.

The upcoming movie will be the second attempt at a Steve Jobs feature after indie film "Jobs," the ill-received Ashton Kutcher vehicle released in 2013.
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Neat, it would without a doubt be far better than the Ashton Kutcher movie. Not that a writer/director would have to work hard to accomplish that feat.
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The three-scene setup doesn't really sound like an adaptation of the WI biography, apart from having the same main character.

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It will be a movie loosely based on some famous tech god dude ...
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Waiting to be wowed.

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Interesting.

Now, as an armchair cinema critic who, from my mother's basement, knows more about cinema than the people who run Hollywood (sort of like how most of us on this forum know more about Apple than the people who work there and run it), I would like to second-guess this choice of director.

I say that Jonathan Demme should direct.
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Daniel Day Lewis.

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post #8 of 25

Edward Norton as Steve Jobs

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How about Jim Carrey for Steve Jobs? He's into serious roles now right?

 

Honestly, sounds pretty boring if their plan is to focus on Mac, NEXT, and iPod. For a new film it would be much more relevant if there were anyway to touch on the evolution from iPod to iPhone. Then again, not much is known about that, so it would be tough to do without totally fictionalizing.

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Daniel Day Lewis.

 

How about Christian Bale?

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How about Jim Carrey for Steve Jobs? He's into serious roles now right?

 

Honestly, sounds pretty boring if their plan is to focus on Mac, NEXT, and iPod. For a new film it would be much more relevant if there were anyway to touch on the evolution from iPod to iPhone. Then again, not much is known about that, so it would be tough to do without totally fictionalizing.

 

Maybe, but Jim can seem funny even when he's not trying to be funny.

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post #12 of 25

Ashton Kutcher. Because he did so well the first time.

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Keanu Reeves comeback.
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

If a deal is struck, Fincher would be reunited not only with Sorkin, but also with producer Scott Rudin, who also worked on "Social Network."

 

Rudin has produced many Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies, including "No Country for Old Men," "Captain Phillips," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Moonrise Kingdom," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," and "Moneyball."

 

 

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That film was loosely based on the true story of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, though Sorkin's script took numerous liberties to deviate from events as they happened.
 
And I thought there were waaaaaay too many boring scenes with lawyers in conference rooms.
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Other films by Fincher over his illustrious career include "Se7en," "Fight Club," "Zodiac, and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
 

One of my fave Fincher flicks is "The Game," 1997.

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This would truly be awesome. Incredible team.

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Eddie Murphy as Jobs.

How could you go wrong?
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I'd love to see a 'social networking' version of a film about Jobs.

Hell, I might even pay money to see it!

(I know I'd pay money to un-see the last Jobs film)
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Honestly, sounds pretty boring if their plan is to focus on Mac, NEXT, and iPod. For a new film it would be much more relevant if there were anyway to touch on the evolution from iPod to iPhone. Then again, not much is known about that, so it would be tough to do without totally fictionalizing.

I think those events were chosen because of the importance they have to the story of Steve's life and career, not so much the story of Apple or its products. Steve was already at the top of his game when the iPhone was announced.

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How about Christian Bale?

Christian? You realize Steve was Buddhist, right? 1wink.gif

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Rudin has produced many Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies, including "No Country for Old Men," "Captain Phillips," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Moonrise Kingdom," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," and "Moneyball."


One of my fave Fincher flicks is "The Game," 1997.

Not bad, but I prefer Fight Club.

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Christian? You realize Steve was Buddhist, right? 1wink.gif

 

Buddhist Bale wasn't available.

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Buddhist Bale wasn't available.

Did you check under the bodhi tree?

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Nicolas Cage as Steve Jobs.

 

Good at screaming and sarcasm.

 

“How’d MobileMe become shit? How’d it become shit? HOW’D IT BECOME SHIT?!”

“NO, NOT THE ANDROIDS! AH! AHHHHH! THEY’RE IN MY IDEVICES!”

 

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Daniel Day Lewis.

 

As Abraham Lincoln AS Steve Jobs.

 

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Did you check under the bodhi tree?

 

Yes. The cows ate him. Turns out he was alfalfa.

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hope Fincher's attention to technical detail in the Jobs movie is better than what he's exhibited so far on House Of Cards.

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hope Fincher's attention to technical detail in the Jobs movie is better than what he's exhibited so far on House Of Cards.

You've found some kind if technical errors? What are they?

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