Steve Jobs? Didn’t we already have a Steve Jobs movie with that Ashton guy? Oh right, it sucked something awful, and I actually considered it one of the worst movies of 2013. There were two problems with that movie: first, Ashton Kutcher. Second, too much story and not enough time to tell it. But it looks like director David Fincher (Social Network, Fight Club) wants to tell the Steve Jobs story in his way, and he wants an awesome actor to portray the iconic figure.
You can see by the split image above that Christian Bale can pull of the look without a hitch. We already know he has some pretty amazing acting chops, so he shouldn’t have any problems becoming the character. Fincher hasn’t fully signed on to direct the movie yet, and sources state that he probably won’t if Bale decides to pass on this role. The flick is also written by Aaron Sorkin, who penned the Social Network, as well as many other movies and TV series that have received critic praise. The script Sorkin wrote is an adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Jobs, and her is how it is described:
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Sounds like a much better story than the Jobs movie to me, and hope Bale signs on. Any more word on this flick and I will let you guys know.