Aaron Sorkin to Write Steve Jobs

Aaron SorkinThere is “Steve Jobs” and there is “Jobs”. Both are upcoming 2013 movies about the late Apple co-founder who gave us the iPhone and all manner of devices we can’t live without today. (If you can go a day without using your smartphone, you’re a better man than I. And probably unemployed.)

The difference between those two movies? “Jobs” will star Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, while “Steve Jobs” now has “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin attached to adapt the book of the same name by Walter Isaacson. Sorkin has been attached to the film since 2011, but it was made official today by Sony head honcho Amy Pascal.

Says Pascal:

Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.

If you have any discernible taste at all, then “Steve Jobs” just went ahead in terms of “Must-see” Steve Jobs biographical movie. Unless, of course, you’re one of Ashton Kutcher’s gazillion Twitter followers. Then again, all those followers haven’t exactly helped ol Ashton in terms of box office, so maybe Twitter followers are as worthless as I always suspected.

In case you’re wondering if the guy who did “The West Wing” knows anything about the technology all you fancy kids love so much these days, the answer is, “Probably alot more than you, buddy.” He also wrote “The Social Network”, about the creation of Facebook, for David Fincher. (He won an Oscar for that, by the way.) Anymore questions?

Steve Jobs Book Cover