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Movies November, 24 2011

Steve Jobs Film Offered to Social Network Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who brought the story of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to the big screen in The Social Network and knew Apple founder Steve Jobs personally, says he’s seriously considering adapting Jobs biography. He’s currently reading Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs book, which Sony optioned last month for $1 million.

“Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” said Sorkin. “It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it. He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker. He’s probably inspired [my 11-year-old daughter] Roxy more than he’s inspired me … she plays with all his toys.”

The only previous film to tell Jobs’s story was 1999′s made-for-TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, which, for obvious reasons, stops short of Apple’s mainstream boom. (Guardian)

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