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David Fincher Is In Talks To Take Charge Of Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Adaptation

David Fincher Is In Talks To Take Charge Of Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Adaptation

February 26, 2014

David Fincher, director of a handful of movies most notablty including “The Social Network,” is reportedly in talks to direct Sony Pictures' film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's “Steve Jobs” biography.

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which explains that such a move would see Fincher reunited with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who penned the script for the Zuckerberg biopic and reportedly finished working on his adaptation of “Steve Jobs” last month.

According to the publication: “Fincher is in early talks to helm the untitled film based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder.” The news is provided by reliable sources, according to The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive article, and given his work on “The Social Network” Fincher is said to be a smart choice.

The article continues:

Like Zuckerberg, Jobs was a complicated visionary who became a polarizing figure. Under Jobs' watch, Apple revolutionized several businesses, including personal computers, music, computer-generated animation and mobile phones. In the process, he became known as one of the greatest innovators of his generation. At the same time, he was unapologetic about his difficult personality, was at one point ousted at Apple and was criticized for the company's harsh treatment of workers in China who assembled Apple products.

Fincher's previous outings as director include “Fight Club,” “Panic Room,” and the U.S. version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” His work alongside Sorkin on “The Social Network” saw the film win three Academy Awards and receive nominations for five more, and as such we'd have high hopes for a Fincher-Sorkin adaptation of Isaacson's book.

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