The arguably too-soon Steve Jobs biopic got a big credibility boost last month, when it was revealed that Aaron Sorkin was being pursued to scribe the genius’ life story. This might seem like the perfect pairing of subject and author — because it is — but the latter’s past association with the former was cited as a possible obstacle for this to actually come together.
But it looks as if that might have been a false concern — Sorkin bluntly told E! (via CinemaBlend) that “Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering.” (For a guy who writes witty and layered dialogue, he doesn’t beat around the bush.) Reading Walter Isaacson‘s book — upon which this will be based — at the moment has him “just in the thinking-about-it stages.” No matter what, if he’s to be believed, it’ll end up being “a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.” Of course, I’m hoping that he’s right — but I’m particularly hopeful that he’s the one who makes it so.
We know that Sorkin is currently working on a new HBO series, sure, but is he actually doing anything else that will occupy his schedule for the next year or so? Should he have the free time — and if he thinks he can craft something “great” with the material — that whole friendship thing might be the only reason, and a minor one, to not do it. Otherwise, no excuses.
Do you think Sorkin will write the Jobs film? Would you want him to?
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