- STEVE JOBS FILM
|Steve Jobs: Legend|
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will adapt Steve Jobs, a motion picture based on the best-selling biography of the legendary Apple co-founder by award-winning journalist Walter Isaacson, it was announced by Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures.
Published late last year, "Steve Jobs" was Amazon's best-selling book of 2011. In addition, the biography ranked #1 among bestselling hardcover books by a 2:1 margin, with sales of 2,246,569 in 2011, according to Publisher's Weekly.
|Andy Sorkin taking on Steve Jobs|
Commenting on the announcement, Pascal said, "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."
Sorkin won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Social Network. His other screenplays include Moneyball, Charlie Wilson's War, The American President, Malice, and A Few Good Men.