Some time ago we had heard that David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) was signed on to direct the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network.) We had also heard that Fincher would only stay on the project if Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale (The Fighter) would play the lead role of Steve Jobs.
I was so excited when I heard that Fincher was on the project and that Christian Bale might join the movie but that no longer seems to be the case. According to reports, David Fincher has dropped out of the film due to what is being called 'contractors disputes'.
There has been no word on whether he left the project because the studio couldn't secure Christian Bale for the role or not. Apparently Fincher was demanding to be paid $10 Million in up front payment and control of the marketing of the movie.
Back in 2010 Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher worked together on The Social Network which earned $225 Million worldwide and Sorkin won an Oscar for his writing and the film was nominated for many more awards. The Social Network was an incredible film (one of my personal favorites), I believe it is Fincher's best film. It of course was about the creation of Facebook so I knew Fincher would be absolutely perfect to direct a biopic about Steve Jobs.
Fincher directing this movie was the big thing about this movie for me. I will still definitely see it because I'm fascinated by Steve Jobs but I don't think it will be as good as it could have been. I am very disappointed by this news. I'm sure their are many more directors who can direct the film and do a marvelous job.
What do you guys think? Are you as disappointed as me by this news?