After reporting last week that David Fincher (and presumably Christian Bale) had dropped Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs (non) biopic, we then got word that eyelashes were instead being fluttered in the direction of Danny Boyle (and potentially Leonardo Dicaprio) to take their place.
Whatever happens in those positions at least the film's Oscar winning screenwriter is excited about what's about to go down. Sorkin spoke about his script at a Tribeca festival discussion with Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau (no not that one) on Monday night:
It's very, very exciting, it's not a biopic. It's not the story of Steve Jobs. It's something much different than that.
He went on to say:
One of the things that really excites me about Steve Jobs is, it is one of the very few times I ended up writing what I set out to write when I began. It's an incredibly satisfying feeling.
The enticing concept- three long-form uninterrupted scenes detailing the hours before the Mac, NeXT and Ipod were launched- is certainly right up Sorkin's alley but the news which has filtered in this past week has thrown up its fair share of curve-balls already.
Frankly speaking, you can imagine Fincher knocking this out of the park. The Social Network director's slick brooding imagery would capture the dusty corporate all nighters and empty Chinese take-out laden tables with ease. Boyle on the other hand, while without doubt a very skilled director, is a different quantity altogether. He can be manic and scattered at times and- in this writer's humble opinion- has had trouble finishing stories his entire career.
Still, what do we know.
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More on Steve Jobs as we get it.