Shortly after Steve Jobs’ death Sony bought the rights to Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder. They immediately turned around and offered the writing job to Social Network and Moneyball scripter Aaron Sorkin.
Now Sorkin has confirmed that Sony has asked him to write the script. “Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering,” he told E! Online.
“Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” Sorkin said. “It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
Of course it’ll probably be good no matter what, the source material is strong. But Sorkin could lift it above good and get it to great. What does Sorkin think of Jobs?
“He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker,” he said. “He’s probably inspired [my 11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he’s inspired me… she plays with all his toys.”