Back to the drawing board, it seems, for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. According to the Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher is no longer attached to the project.
Sony Pictures was reportedly unhappy with Fincher’s compensation and control requests:
A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is “ridiculous,” adding, “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”
The pictured Fincher is well known for directorial efforts in films like “The Social Network” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”
Last month news broke that Fincher’s top choice to play Steve Jobs was Christian Bale. But that’s unlikely to happen now that Fincher is off the project.
Sorkin’s script is based on the Walter Isaacson bestselling book “Steve Jobs.” The movie itself consists of three long product launches for the Mac, NeXT cube, and iPod.
Ashton Kutcher starred in another biopic about the Apple co-founder and former CEO. Released last year, “Jobs” was a box office bomb, but it can be streamed now via Netflix if you’re still interested in seeing it.
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