Sunday, 7 December 2014

Steve Jobs movie lands at Universal

The Wrap announced last week that Universal Pictures have picked up the Steve Jobs biopic after it was initially dropped by Sony Pictures.

Despite boasting Danny Boyle (127 Hours) in the director's chair, a script by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and a compelling subject in the form of former Apple boss Steve Jobs, Sony Pictures pulled the high-profile project putting the film into turnaround.

With Universal Pictures now taking up the reins, Danny Boyle can once again begin casting with Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) already attached to star.

The film is based on the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson – titled simply 'Steve Jobs' – and has Scott Rudin (No Country For Old Men), Mark Gordon (Source Code) and Guymon Casady (The Expendables) set to produce the film.

Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises) had exited the project last month, despite Sorkin confirming his involvement. Along with Fassbender, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Seth Rogen (as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak) also recently emerged as potential cast members.

The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple's 2001 debut of the iPod.

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