Universal Acquires Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic

Universal Acquires Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic

Universal Pictures has acquired Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic. The publication reports that Universal paid more than $30 million for the title, but that figure has not been confirmed.

The studio acquire the project, based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” from Sony mentioned Kori Bernards, a Universal spokeswoman in an e-mail. She declined to comment on the terms of the transaction. Sony had bought the rights to produce a film based on Isaacson’s biography following Jobs’ death in 2011.

Michael Fassbender is to play Jobs in the film, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late entrepreneur. The real-life drama will be directed by Danny Boyle, from a script by fellow Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin. Seth Rogen is also said to be taking part in the project as Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. Jessica Chastain will be casted as Steve Jobs’ daughter.

Sorkin formerly gave hint that the film would not adopt a ‘cradle to the grave’ approach to documenting the late Apple CEO’s life. The Academy Award winner admitted feeling the pressure; at first he was uncertain before taking on the project because the prospect of covering a globally appreciated figure like Jobs is “a little like writing about the Beatles.”

Open Road Films released “Jobs,” another biopic, in 2013. Starring Ashton Kutcher in the role of Jobs, the film was poorly received by critics, with 27 percent positive reviews, according to Rottentomatoes.com.

For who are unaware Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur,  marketer,and inventor,who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.