The ‘Steve Jobs’ screenwriter has finally set his sights on the director’s chair.
The next biopic is here, and this time – everything is the same.
It looks like Michael Fassbender has earned the seal of approval from The Woz himself.
The acclaimed actress and writer are set to collaborate for a new project focusing on the iconic Golden Age actress.
One of Steve Jobs’ main partners in the early days of Apple has some interesting feelings on the upcoming biopic directed by Danny Boyle.
‘Steve Jobs’ paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution. In theaters October 9th, 2015.
The tumultuous project that started life at Sony gets its first trailer from Universal, revealing Fassbender as the late Apple entrepreneur.
After a troubled pre-production process equaling something next to a roller coaster ride, Sony Pictures has opted out of creating its planned biopic focusing on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The project, which had most recently attached director Danny Boyle from a script by Aaron Sorkin, was put into turnaround by the studio according to Variety, and Sony made no comment on their action.
Although Sorkin has stayed as the most consistent element of the project, Sony had a great deal of trouble in finding other talent to secure important spots in the production. Originally up to direct was David Fincher, who reportedly dropped out due to his inability to compromise with the studio. Danny Boyle then came aboard as director, with a group of several actors narrowed to the short list to play the late inventor. It looked as though Christian Bale had been cast coming out of that brief competition for the role, until it was confirmed that Bale had never actually signed on. Recent rumors suggested that Sony was eyeing Michael Fassbender to embody Jobs, which was the last solid bit of news on casting the lead before Sony’s ultimate decision came to light today.
Seth Rogen had also reportedly been cast to play the other Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, designer of the Apple I and Apple II computers.
The Variety piece makes brief mention of the possibility that Universal Pictures will ultimately pick up the film and resume production, but until then, the project will go into turnaround. For more on this project as it develops, be sure to keep an eye on GeekNation!
Tonight’s HBO premiere may be the last we see from the acclaimed writer.
The project is on the hunt for a leading man, and has found another contender.
The actor was apparently never firmly signed, as previously believed.
Rogen joins the cast as ‘Woz’ himself.
Four big actors are being sought to embody Apple’s late CEO.
Sorry, Ashton Kutcher.
This is a next-level Sorkin parody.