The writer of The West Wing and the Facebook movie The Social Network is "strongly considering" penning the film of Steve Jobs' life, CNET reports.
"Right now I'm just in the thinking-about-it stages," he said. "It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it."
Sorkin is reading Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs as research, so he must be serious. He did the same for The Social Network, reading Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires, a book about how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. The movie went on to win three Oscars, so Sorkin obviously knows his stuff.
Noah Wyle, who played Jobs in the 1999 TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, has said he would be happy to reprise his role, though he may have some stiff competition from Hollywood's A-list. George Clooney is said to be being sought by Sony, which we can't really see.
Sorkin refused to write a film for Pixar when Jobs asked him personally. He said he couldn't make inanimate objects talk, and when Jobs said they wouldn't be inanimate once he'd brought them to life, Sorkin replied he didn't want to disappoint his daughter by "writing the only bad movie in the history of Pixar."
Sorkin's previous writing credits include The West Wing, Moneyball, A Few Good Men (for which he wrote the original play), and he's produced other movies and TV series as well.
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