The Social Network's writer to pen Steve Jobs movie?

Well if you want to make a good tech movie, get hold of someone who’s written one already. Sony is trying to secure the writer of The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin, to pen the screenplay for the movie of Steve Jobs’ life, reports The next Web.

Sorkin is said to be considering the project but is yet to make a decision. both Sony and Sorkin’s representatives have declined to comment.

As well as The Social Network, Sorkin wrote Moneyball, which also featured a smart figure with bags of business acumen, but who was notoriously difficult to deal with. Sorkin is only one of the writers being courted by producers, but is said to be high on their wish list. The Social Network did win three Academy Awards after all, including best Adapted Screenplay.

Jobs also personally asked Sorkin to write a movie for Pixar, his animated movie studio, but he refused, saying he couldn’t “make inanimate objects talk.” Jobs replied, “Once you make them talk they won’t be inanimate,” but Sorkin stuck to his guns, saying he didn’t “know how to tell those stories. I have a young kid who loves Pixar movies,” he continued, “and she’ll turn cartwheels if I tell her I’m writing one and I don’t want to disappoint her by writing the only bad movie in the history of Pixar.”

Noah Wyle, who played Jobs in the 1999 made-for-TV film Pirates of Silicon Valley, said he would love to reprise his role. “Are you kidding?’ he said. “I would give my eye teeth, in the heartbeat, of a New York minute. there are certain roles you wish you could tackle over and over again. That’s one for me.”

who else should star in the movie? We’ll start you off — David Blaine for Jony Ive. Let us know your casting suggestions on our Facebook page.

The Social Network's writer to pen Steve Jobs movie?


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