Director of ‘The Social Network’ in talks to lead Sony’s Jobs biopic

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David Fincher, director of The Social Network, among other films, is in talks to also direct the upcoming Sony-backed Steve Jobs biopic. The film is supposedly based on the Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs, and Aaron Sorkin has already completed the script.

Fincher is the natural choice, and he has a history of great movies. If he does land the directing job, it’s a safe bet that the Jobs movie will be worth watching.


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jOBS Biopic Scheduled to Hit Theaters in April


The first of two biographical films starring Ashton Kutcher is set to start showing in theaters this April, according to ArsTechnica. Open Road Films announced Thursday that it would be distributing the film, which mainly focuses on the late Jobs’ life from 1971 to 2000.

Premiering at the closing night of the Sundance film festival later this month, jOBS is directed by Michael Stern and written by Matt Whiteley.

The movie is the first of two films, and isn’t to be confused with the other Steve Jobs film that is slated to be coming soon — the one written by Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson’s biography.

As Ars has pointed out, it’s fairly odd that both films seem to have completely ignored the most recent decade of Jobs’ life. One could argue that the 00′s were the most important years for Apple and that 3 important products — the iPhone, iPod, and MacBook Air — redefined their respective areas of technology.

What do you think about the movie? Are you interested in going to see how well Ashton Kutcher can play the character?


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What’s in the “pipeline”?

Last month, Apple reported record-breaking results for the second quarter of the fiscal year (which ended March 27th). “We’re thrilled to report our best non-holiday quarter ever, with revenues up 49 percent and profits up 90 percent,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve launched our revolutionary new iPad and users are loving it, and we have several more extraordinary products in the pipeline for this year.” Interesting. Despite the release of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad within the last three years, it looks as if we’re in for more. So what’s in the so-called “pipeline” that Steve Jobs mentions? Will we see an entirely new device within 2010? I’d love to know.

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