David Fincher may have broke new ground yet again with his work behind House of Cards, but he’s going to get back into the business of tackling biopics based on the lives of technological pioneers. Four years after releasing The Social Network, Fincher is reportedly in talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic for Sony.
Fincher is in early talks to helm the untitled film based on WalterIsaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. If a deal comes together, the film would reunite the director with Oscar-winning Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, who recently finished the adaptation, and the film’s producer Scott Rudin.
Given his excellent work on The Social Network, which garnered him another Best Director and Best Picture Oscar nomination, Fincher seems to be the right guy to direct a hip and edgy biopic about a tech giant. Aaron Sorkin returning is just as exciting, seeing as Sorkin walked away with an Oscar for his sharp script on The Social Network.
Nothing is set in stone, but Fincher helming a Steve Jobs biopic makes too much sense for it to not happen.
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