02/26/2014 11:15 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2014

David Fincher May Direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie


Like: David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, aka Team "Social Network," may reunite for the untitled Steve Jobs movie that Sorkin wrote for Sony. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Fincher was in "early talks" for the directing job, though nothing is confirmed just yet. HuffPost Entertainment contacted representatives for Fincher to get comment on the report; this post will be updated if and when they respond.

Sorkin finished his Jobs screenplay, which is based on the Walter Isaacson biography, "Steve Jobs," earlier this year. Back in 2012, the Oscar-winning screenwriter revealed that his script's structure was going to be different from traditional biographic films.

"I hope I don't get killed by the studio for giving too much away," Sorkin told The Daily Beast, "but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time."

As Sorkin relayed, the film's three scenes would take place "before a product launch." "The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod," he said. Whether or not the film retains that format is unclear.

The untitled film is the second about the Apple co-founder to make its way through Hollywood. Last year, Ashton Kutcher starred in "Jobs," which tracked Jobs' life and the rise of Apple. The film made just $16 million at the North American box office. (Justin Long played Jobs in a Funny or Die mockumentary called "iSteve," but that film was not released in theaters.)

Fincher's next film is "Gone Girl," an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in the feature, which is out on Oct. 3.

For more, head to THR.



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