In a move that really shouldn't surprise too many people, the ever-picky David Fincher is out of the director's chair for the upcoming (and untitled) Steve Jobs biopic, scripted by Aaron Sorkin. The 'Zodiac' and 'The Social Network' director has a reputation for being demanding, and it looks like Sony balked at his requested fee and level of control.
HBO gave us our best look yet at its upcoming tech comedy, 'Silicon Valley,' this past Sunday with a brand-new trailer for the Mike Judge-produced series, and now the network unveils another innovation. The ghost of Apple founder Steve Jobs makes a welcome return in the new poster for HBO's 'Silicon Valley,' as we meet our new icons!
In 2010, director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin struck box office and Oscar gold with 'The Social Network,' which told the story of Mark Zuckerberg. Now, that same team is looking to officially reunite and tell the story of one of the few people in tech history bigger than the creator of Facebook: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
HBO seems to have finally broken suit this Sunday without any new looks at 'Game of Thrones' season 4, but we've got the next best thing. 'Office Space' and 'Beavis & Butthead' creator Mike Judge has a brand-new comedy debuting on HBO this coming April called 'Silicon Valley,' the first full trailer for which arrived online!
First, forget about that Ashton-Kutcher-as-Steve-Jobs movie - that's not what we're talking about here. This is the Steve Jobs biopic written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network,' 'A Few Good Men') that will serve as, for all intents and purposes, the official biopic of record. And what Sorkin is bringing to the film is certainly groundbreaking. Instead of using a traditional structure, the film will take place over three days in Jobs' life as he launched three of Apple's biggest products.
Hollywood has a history of similar, if not identical projects going head-to-head. A Kurt Russell-starring Wyatt Earp film faced off with a Kevin Coster-starring version in the early '90s. Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great movie killed Baz Luhrmann's. Outside of the biopic realm, Pixar's 'Finding Nemo' and DreamWorks' 'Shark Tale' were released in suspiciously close proximity. The trend continues this year, with two Snow White films hitting theaters and two Steve Jobs biopics entering production. One of the Steve Jobs movies recently hired Aaron Sorkin to pen the script. The other stars Ashton Kutcher will go before the cameras in June and already has an official site.