We all know that Steve Jobs was one of the most influential and important people in the world of personal computing and music, but did you also know he was a titan sized influence in the world of film as well? From his role in brining us Pixar Studios (I personally contend the single most consistent and best film making studio out there) and being the single biggest share holder of Disney his fingerprints are all over the modern movie industry.
It now appears that a movie titled "Steve Jobs", based on the biography of the same title which was released a few weeks after Steve Died (it's a fascinating book) is being adapted by Oscar winning writer Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball, The Social Network) for Sony Studios.
This film is not to be confused with the indie film being produced entitled "Jobs" starring Ashton Kutcher in the lead role.
The Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal, spoke about the project, Jobs and Sorkin:
“Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”
No word has yet been given on when production is targeted to start nor are there any official indications on who would play Steve Jobs although rumors abound that people such as George Clooney and Noah Wyle (who played Jobs once before in "The Pirates of Silicon Valley") could be in the running.
So what do you think? Are you excited about the upcoming Steve Jobs movie? Do you think Sorkin is the right writer for the job? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and share this story on your social media channels of choice.