On Tuesday Sony Pictures announced that Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has been hired to adapt Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs (2011). Sony had acquired the rights to the project last year, after Jobs’ premature passing. The studio is confident that Sorkin’s writing style will capture the extraordinary quality of Jobs’ life. According to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, “the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”
Aaron Sorkin is well-versed in the art of adaptation. In 2007, he penned Charlie Wilson’s War. He won his Oscar for The Social Network (2010), an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires (2009). And his recent script for Moneyball (2011) earned him another nomination. Sorkin’s presence adds prestige to the already distinguished project. Steve Jobs’ inspiring story will undoubtedly receive its proper treatment.
You can read Sony’s official press release here.