Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Isaacson’s Steve Jobs Biography for the Big Screen

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 16/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Sony Pictures officially announced this morning that they have chosen The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (as previously rumored) to adapt Walter Isaacson’s official Steve Jobs biography for the big screen.

From the press release, quoting Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal (via SlashFilm, The Verge):

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.

Sony acquired the rights to the film September of last year. Considering Sorkin’s work on projects such as The Social Network, as well as the TV series The West Wing, I’m pretty excited to hear that he’s accepted the call to write the Steve Jobs biopic! I think he’ll do an excellent job.

It should also be noted that this is a completely separate production from the independent Steve Jobs film starring Ashton Kutcher.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.