There was much rejoicing! Blasphemy you say? Well we really don’t need a Steve Jobs biopic. Hot off the press comes word that David Fincher will not be reuniting with Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin for a new Steve Jobs biopic. The only great loss here is that we won’t get another witty Fincher / Sorkin collaboration.
According to Cinemablend (via THR), Sony’s actively seeking a replacement filmmaker after Fincher sought “a hefty $10 million up front in fees, as well as control over marketing” while negotiating terms with the studio. Fincher has always been a stubborn director and perhaps that has worked on other films, but Sony isn’t playing ball with the director this time. Perhaps their costly disappointment with The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo made them decide to go elsewhere.
Let’s face it, the time to jump on Steve Jobs biopic might’ve already passed. Ashton Kutcher recently played the genius in a highly disappointing film. While no film Fincher has made in the last fifteen years has been a critically disappointment, financially has been another case all together. Typically, directors are given rewards based on how the film performs. At this point in time, who knows how a Steve Jobs biopic would fair. Sony will find another director to work with Sorkin on the film, but we’ll always have to imagine what another Fincher / Sorkin adapatation would look like.